Top tech-o-lanterns from around the Web

Top tech-o-lanterns from around the Web

Not to be out-done by our Apple-biased pumpkin carvers ( see Mac-o-lanterns here ) -- We've scoured the Web to find the best geeky gourds carved up by true techies. Take a look and then share your favorite tech-o-lanterns.

emoticon pumpkin

Carnegie Mellon computer science professor Scott Fahlman, creator of the emoticon, would be honored by Cooking for Engineers ' pumpkin entry.

XML pumpkin

This entry comes from " dretblog " -- Erik Wilde's Web and Information Architecture Musings. In his blog, Erik noted he had other coded-pumpkin ideas brewing: "We briefly discussed creating an isomorphic JSON pumpkin, but then dropped the idea because the curly braces would have stretched our carving skills too far."

The Death Star

Okay, this entry is not technically techie and more geeky -- but come on, this just rocks. And I dare any true techie out there who hasn't gone tricker-treating as Darth Vader.

Speaking of Darth Vader, we had to throw this one in from Geeks of Doom 's Pumpkin o' Doom.

The great RSS pumpkin

From Hil's opml blog : "A bit of nonsense for Halloween."

Steve Ballmer O'Lantern

From Geek Culture : "Steve Ballmer O'Lantern...whoa, the stuff that nightmares are made of!"

This pumpkin PC used a Dell Latitude D410 motherboard. Unfortunately, the source site from University of Arkansas has been taken down -- especially a bummer as it had a step-by-step guide on how to make your own pumputer.

Bobomb-o-lanterns

A gamer-geek entry for all you Super Mario Brother fans out there.

Source: Netorama

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Source: MIT

Linux

Source: MIT

Source: MIT

Source: Chiral

Source: NBC

Source: Tim Jon

Our favorite sarcastic Snowy Owl is honored here. For those not in the Internet-know, the phrase "O RLY?" is typically used in a sardonic manner, often in response to a statement that the speaker feels is obvious, or blatantly false and/or self-contradictory. Often "O RLY?" is used in response to a lengthy or overly detailed post. Like this slideshow?

This scary pumpkinhead from our 2006 Halloween costume contest is just one example of what can go wrong when you have too many RJ-45, RJ-11 and other network cable jacks lying around.

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