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Programming

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Day In The Life of a Startup Programmer

#4: Day In The Life of a Startup Programmer

A stick-figure montage of "a day in the life of a programmer" with the programmer fighting a dragon, the programmer being attacked by zombies and finally an asteroid hurling towards the earth with the programmer exclaiming "Seriously!?".
The Cloud

#17: The Cloud

This is a cloud. It is here to mark the day that taleas was moved from a mailing list to the cloud.
Subtitles Computer Repairmen

#33: Subtitles Computer Repairmen

People who need subtitles: Computer Repairmen. "Yup. It's definitely the peta-giga-byte processor defragmentation USB chip. I'll have to C++ the SQL RAM." Subtitle: "I'm about to charge you $1,000 for nothing."
Digital Security

#71: Digital Security

Digital Security in the 21st Century: a folding table with a pile of cash is guarded only by a folded piece of paper with "do not steal!" scribbled across it.
Incorrect Magic Word

#90: Incorrect Magic Word

A purple-cloaked stick figure magician waves his magic wand over a magic top hat chanting, "abracadabra". The top hat responds, "Incorrect magic word, please try again." The magician, mildly confused, responds with "@[email protected]?"
Modern Software Development Process

#92: Modern Software Development Process

An instructional chart with "how to x in y" where x is what you want to do and y is nodejs.
The Semicolon

#95: The Semicolon

99% of all computer errors can be traced back to just one character: ";".
Laptop Stickers

#96: Laptop Stickers

A laptop covered with technology themed stickers with the caption, "Laptop stickers are basically the tech equivalent of prison tattoos."
The Cloud Crashes Again

#115: The Cloud Crashes Again

A cloud has apparently crashed into a field and is partially buried in the ground. Two stick figures look on, with one exclaiming, "Oh no, the cloud has crashed!" While the other laments, "...not again!"
Older Gentleman Doesn't Have Enough Experience

#123: Older Gentleman Doesn't Have Enough Experience

An elderly gentleman is being interviewed in Robot Manager's office. The Robot Manager says, "I'm sorry but I feel like you just don't have enough experience."
Good Thing You Made A Backup

#138: Good Thing You Made A Backup

A server rack full of equipment sits in the middle of a room engulfed in flames. One stick figure, with hands raised, confidently exclaims, "Good thing you made a backup!". A second stick figure, with hands in pockets replies, "I did?"