The Oatmeal is a constant source of amusement for me. I use his ‘TumBeast’ for the ‘404 – not found’ error pages on my company web site. He’s a big fan of Nikola Tesla, and enjoys using ridicule to make his point.
One of my favourite Oatmeal strips is about the agony of trying to fix computer problems:
How to fix any computer. Having both experienced and attempted to fix many problems on Windows, Mac and Linux computers, I can confirm that he’s not exaggerating. Well, not much.
Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site. View all posts by jrivett | Website