We've recently updated one of the configuration files on the server which may affect GPF Premium branding cookies. If Premium has mysteriously stopped working, please log into the Account Manager and re-enable Premium in each affected browser. We apologize for the inconvenience.

General Protection Fault: GPF Comics Archive

First Comic Previous Comic Next Comic Latest Comic Monday, October 25, 2010

[Comic for Monday, October 25, 2010]


[[Fooker seated at the computer in his office, hands on keys; Sharon on his left looking left to the door.]]
Sharon: I'm not sure about Nick growing a beard. It doesn't look ... *right* on him.
Fooker: It's a geek rite of passage.

[[Sharon and Fooker facing each other; Fooker gesturing as he speaks]]
Fooker: One cannot become a true UNIX geek without growing one at least once. Like a monolithic kernel, a UNIX geek's beard is a commanding obelisk of knowledge, wisdom, and hubris. It is a focal point, a symbol of arcane power.

[[Nick passes the office door, holding something in right hand and gesturing with the left. Five o'clock shadow visible but faint. Fooker and Sharon both looking at him.]]
Nick: Hey, Fooker.

[[Sharon folds arms, turns and glares at Fooker. Fooker slumps with chin on left hand.]]
Sharon: "A symbol of arcane power"?
Fooker: Never mind. The analogy breaks down with microkernels.

First Comic Previous Comic Next Comic Latest Comic

 SEP   October 2010   NOV