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goldberg.rb 
22nd-Oct-2007 08:57 pm
Trevor baby stare
Someone should organize a Ruby Goldberg competition in which programmers come up with convoluted-yet-interesting scripts to perform relatively simple tasks.


(Trust nerds to think alike: there's already a Goldberg Ruby on Rails project. But it doesn't look sufficiently absurd.)
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23rd-Oct-2007 03:45 am (UTC)
Totally unrelated to programming, but related to Rube Goldberg...

http://www.snopes.com/photos/advertisements/hondacog.asp

Have you seen this Honda commercial? It's an actual Rube Goldberg machine, filmed without intervention and in one take. It took hundreds and hundreds of takes to get it to work correctly.
23rd-Oct-2007 03:55 am (UTC)
I bet the perl people wish they had that pun for their convoluted code.
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