Sunday, May 18, 2008

Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer? (PLISK) is a self-explanatory quiz hosted on Does it really need to be a page by page click-through quiz? No. Will taking this quiz contribute to society in any way? No. Is it still fun? Yes. Mostly because the quiz comes complete with sounds like screeching typewriters and people.

The quiz is slightly educational. For example, I learned that Eiffel is a stupid name for a programming language, and to mistrust any pasty men with poor social skills.

Matt Round created the site Malevole "to experiment with new interfaces and ideas." The name is a reduction of the word "malevolent" to fit 8 characters (as Matt had to do for usernames on some systems). The site is a giant design mess, but it indeed is different than anything I've seen so far. Malevole features many projects like an interesting dummy-text generator for when you're sick of Lorem Ipsum, and a Toast Leaners' Club.

I got a 7/10 on the PLISK. Bonne chance!

(From my friend T.J. Go T.J!)

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