LOLCODE!

I’ve just been sent a link to an emerging programming language called “LOLCODE“, which is by far the funniest thing that I’ve seen for a long, long time.

Here’s an example of a Hello World program written in LOLCODE:

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
VISIBLE “HAI WORLD!”
KTHXBYE

Or simple loops:

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
I HAS A VAR
IM IN YR LOOP
   UP VAR!!1
   VISIBLE VAR
   IZ VAR BIGGER THAN 10? KTHXBYE
IM OUTTA YR LOOP
KTHXBYE

Or file and exception handling:

HAI
CAN HAS STDIO?
PLZ OPEN FILE “LOLCATS.TXT”?
   AWSUM THX
      VISIBLE FILE
   O NOES
      INVISIBLE “ERROR!”
KTHXBYE

Some people obviously have WAAAY too much time on their hands… 🙂

HEADSHOT!

Ya, gaming time again… 🙂

I had a garage LAN over at my place during that long weekend at the end of April – just a few mates of mine. During a break from the gaming, we disussed hosting LAN gaming events in Durban, as the local gaming scene appears to be dying. Anyway, to cut a long story short, things have managed to come together, and we’ve created the FRAG LAN. (FRAG, while being associated with gaming terminology, stands for Frikken Retarded At Gaming, which aptly describes our (lack of) gaming skills.)

After a lot of planning and a lot of time spent crimping network cables, our first event is just a week away. We’re having it at Amanzimtoti High School (we managed to get the venue for free).

We’ve tried to get some sponsors on board, but most people seem to be unwilling to sponsor new entrants into the gaming scene. Nevertheless, we did manage to procure a GeForce 8800GTS, which is going to whoever wins the Supreme Commander tournament. Hopefully the first event will be a success, so that we can secure more sponsorship and prizes for future events (after all, it’s the prizes that attracts the gamers).

Hopefully there’ll be a happy update to this little story after the event…