# Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The nice folks at O'Reilly, who make very good geeky books, have a fun little quiz going on. They show you a code snippet and you guess what book it's from. This is usually (but not always) a matter of guessing what the language is, and that's harder than you might think at first. There's a little timer counting down so the longer you take to make up your mind, the less points you get. Here's a really easy example:

    <p>Here is a paragraph.
    <p>And here is another.

Is that from:

  1. Gaming Hacks
  2. Learning XML, 2nd Edition
  3. GNU Emacs Pocket Reference
  4. HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide, 4th Edition

Trust me, most of them are much harder :-)


Wednesday, November 15, 2006 12:27:22 PM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #