xkcd @ Google!

[Adding an xkcd cartoon to my last post made me remember that I had this leftover post that I never published.]

I’m ruthless in pruning my work email down to the essentials. In particular, I auto-archive emails about different speakers at Google. So many neat/fun speakers are always visiting Google that if I started going to all those cool lectures, I’d never get my regular work done.

I’m at peace with that choice, but it does mean that sometimes I find out about awesome speakers at Google by reading about them on an outside blog.

I missed Randall Munroe, the guy that draws xkcd, which is a bummer. It’s one of my favorite net comics. Here’s my favorite xkcd:

Funny xkcd comic

My second-favorite is this map of the internet, because some real internet cartographers used the idea and made a real map of the internet with the same basic design.

If you like xkcd, Ellen has a great post about Randall Monroe’s visit to Google.

10 Responses to xkcd @ Google! (Leave a comment)

  1. Matt,

    I’m just wondering whether that was done on intention. Mostly you become dynamic, energized and inspired to post while I’m on my way to bed šŸ™‚

    Good night!

  2. Harith, it just happened to work out that way. Although I have noticed that I seem to post more at night. šŸ™‚

  3. I know u start writing only after your cat went 2 sleep šŸ˜‰

  4. I don’t believe it. The Bobby Tables xkcd is one of my faves, too! Good choice, Matt. šŸ˜‰

  5. Nice web joke… comic blogs are really fun, hehehe

  6. if I started going to all those cool lectures, Iā€™d never get my regular work done.

    You can bet on this.

    I’m just subscribed to the techtalks on YouTube and I have like 50 or so pending to see since like 2 or 3 months ago… and they don’t stop growing, it’s a nightmare (actually 2 or 3 months ago I had like 40).

    I can’t imagine how it must be having them sooooo close.

  7. I’m really tempted to act like that parent now… that’s hillarious

  8. Heh, I’ve had that XKCD on my wall since it was published šŸ™‚

  9. After having just wrestled with phpMyAdmin, that comic bust me up laughing. Thanks for posting it! (and what a cool mom!).

  10. Ha! Thats too funny. Reminds me of a crank call I heard the other day, where a lady is told that her computer was used to download all sorts of scandalous things. The lady freaks out, they make her go to her compute and wipe her entire HD! Terrible but she fell for it.

    Perhaps you can suggest to your peers that somebody develop a smart e-mail widget to help people like us keep track of the massive amounts of mail that we get so as not to miss anything of importance!