Comics about a software developer. Working in an office with other software developers.
A Moment of Weakness
Milo is looking at himself in a mirror.
A single grey hair erupts from his widow’s peak. ‘grey-sploing!’.
(Back in the office) Walt: Hey, Milo - what did you do to your hair?
Milo is completely bald. Milo: It was holding me back.
A Simple Presentation
Milo: It should be in arial! Is good font.
Walt: Oh, and the presentation should be a Powerpoint so that I can edit it. |
Cube Drone: Animations! We should draw the eye with animations!
Sparky: Ooh - big, punch, two-word slides. |
Everybody: 36 pt! I can’t remember the words, can we put them all on the slide? Needs more zazz. Like, 20% cooler. I have this photo of a baby on an iPhone.
Lain, looking anguished: Aaaaaa
Air Conditioning Not Optional
Cube Drone: Hey, that must be XYZZY! |
Cube Drone: I thought you only worked from home? What emergency brings you to the office? |
XYZZY: It is so hot in my apartment.
Cube Drone holds his hand to his ear.
He hears ‘clack clack clack clack clack margins’. |
‘clack clack clack ROI’.
Miloslav: They’re coming! |
Cube Drone: Suits! Run
The CEO is talking, but all anybody hears is empty platitudes, like ‘growth hack the enterprise stack - maximize our clickstream revenue - disruptive entrepreneur - funnel engagement’ |
Cube Drone: I didn’t understand a word of that.
Lain: Get Walt.
On Point Project Management
Walt: So, what he’s saying is that, on account of we’re on schedule to deliver the project in September, the deadline has been moved to July. |
Walt: This is a transparent attempt to extract more work hours from you. It’s bullshit. Keep doing what you’re doing and I’ll handle the flak. |
Walt: Also, in an attempt to diversify our volume synergies, our bottom floor will now be a Pinkberry.
Garfield is love, Garfield is life
A character that looks a great deal like Jon (from the hit comic Garfield) is reading the documentation for Django’s models. |
He gets to the chapter on CharField |
Jon yells ‘Charfield!’
The Pot Calling the Kettle a Glass House
Walt: Another woman in gaming has been driven out of her house by anonymous threats.
Lain: That’s terrible. |
Walt: It’s a good thing that women in programming don’t have to deal with that kind of horrible sexism. Right Lain? |
Lain is just glaring at Walt.
Walt: … right, Lain?
Open Mouth Insert Foot
Walt (to Lain): But you’re not a real developer, you’re a web designer. |
Lain says nothing |
Lain falls over, revealing that she was nothing but a cardboard cut-out the entire time.
Marquis de Marquee
Guy 1: Our HTMLs need punch! |
Guy 2: Bring me the president of the internet! |
President of the Internet: I declare that we need more marquee tags! |
Guy 1 and 2: High fives! |
Later: Guy 1: I feel like tacos! |
Guy 2: Well you look like tacos too! |
Guy 1 and 2: Highest of fives!
Cube Drone B-Sides and Rarities
Cube Drone typing into a terminal: tail --literal |
looking behind his computer, he notices that his computer has grown a raccoon tail |
Cube Drone (on his laptop): I need the build to finish so that I can push my changes! |
Cube Drone: Gah! Someone else pushed their changes first! Uuuuugh! |
Cube Drone pulls a fire alarm
Artists are Strange
Lain: My new markers arrived in the mail! |
Lain: Marker dance party! |
Cube Drone: The things that make artists happy never cease to amaze me.
Don’t Go Chasing Waterfall
CEO: Our client has decided to use agile, but you have to agree on all of your tasks ahead of time. |
CEO: …and deliver them by a fixed date. |
Walt: That’s just waterfall.
CEO: Nonsense. Now if you could get to work making a detailed chart of project dependencies…
Walt: Attention, everyone! Word around the office is that you guys want some kind of trendy coffee solution, like a pourover or espresso machine. |
Walt: Of course, this company isn’t just about chasing trends - it’s also about predicting them - which is why what I bought you is great! It has all of the old-fashioned charm of a pourover and the great taste of well-made joe. |
Cube-Drone: He bought us a percolator?
Miloslav: Almost certainly.
Vancouver is a Dreary Place
Frame 1: Cube Drone is sitting in his office.
| Cube Drone: It’s so dreary in here. I should go outside more.
| Frame 2: Vancouver, in all of its dark, rainy glory.
| Frame 3: Cube Drone in office again.
| Cube Drone: Actually, no.
Frame 1: Cube Drone is talking to Milo
| Cube Drone: Yeah, Netflix’s Chaos Monkey concept - killing services at random to test your distributed systems - it’s a cool idea.
| Frame 2: Milo: And that’s why we have a co-op student.
| Frame 3: Sparky enters the frame.
| Sparky: Guys, I’m not sure how a DELETE statement works in SQL, but I think I did something bad.
Ingenuity of Sorts
The year is 2038. StackOverflow has become sentient.
All it does is deliver strong shocks to coders who use tabs and spaces interchangeably.
It started by trying to shock any remaining PHP coders.
But most of them quickly decided that the shocks were just another feature of the language.
When the shocks stopped, 3 PHP coders filed complaints,
claiming that they had built critical functionality that depended on the periodic free electricity.
Cube Drone B-Sides and Rarities