The pride in his eyes in that last cap
Some of you are reblogging because you think its funny that programmers would talk to ducks. I’m reblogging because I think its funny picturing a programmer explaining their code, realizing what they did when they explain the bad code, then grabbing the strangling the duck while yelling “WHY WAS THE FIX THAT SIMPLE!? AM I GOING BLIND!”
AS A PROGRAMMER I CAN TELL YOU THAT THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU FUCKING DO WE HAD TO BAN THE DUCKS FROM MY CLASSES BECAUSE EVERYONE WOULD FLIP THE DUCK OR THROW IT AT A WALL OR SOMETHING WHEN THEY FIGURED OUT THE PROBLEM IN THEIR CODE
It’s great because my mom is a computer programmer and she collects rubber ducks. She has TONS on her desk at work.
this actually works. you know if you start explaining something to your friend, eventually you’ll realise what you did wrong? that’s exactly the idea here, except programmers have no friends. it spares someone having gibberish they don’t understand explained to them but allows the programmer to talk through her program to a very good listener.
My friends are all rubber duckies.