Damn Code Hippies

If there’s one thing I like on a programmer more than a scraggly beard, it’s got to be a geeky tattoo. I’ll leave this code tattoo’s function as an in joke, but it was done by Brandon at High Priestess Piercing and Tattoo in Corvallis, Oregon.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

28 thoughts on “Damn Code Hippies

  1. Is there any tattoo geekier than obfuscated C code?
    I had to compile it to work it out! =)

  2. It transforms the phrase “Hate” to “Love”. Use the ASCII values for the original characters and perform the arithmetic, and voila! Had to fudge the letter “a” though, through a last-minute subtraction of 3. But still, awesome tat!

  3. Hahaha! I love it! Certainly the best code tattoo I’ve ever seen. For those of you who don’t spend hours toiling in front of a computer coding, the output of the program is “love”.

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  5. i tried to get there… havent’ had nearly enough experience with programming to figure it all out.

  6. It sucks to have a code tattoo with a bug.

    If it is C, then then the main method signature is wrong and it won’t compile:

    “void main()” should be “int main(void)”.

    However, in wonky C++ it might be OK, at least for MSFT C++ except that the printf function is undefined. He needs “#include ” at line 1.

    Also, there’s no good reason that i should be a global variable.

    #include
    #define iamnot i=0
    #define igrow i++

    void main()
    {
    int i;
    char a[5] = “Hate”;
    for( iamnot; i>1+1)*.92+92;
    }
    a[1]-=3;
    printf(“%s\n”,a);
    }

    % gcc -o hippy hippy.c
    % ./hippy
    love

  7. I have to agree with coder here, you are missing the #include preprocessor and “stdio.h” to use printf. I don’t know what compiler you are using to have no issue with that. The tattoo is creative to say the least and it would be a good idea if you are into that kind of geeky stuff, but there are a few ?’s about what you have going on when you thought of making i global and using void main instead of int main(void) as stated before. Other than that good job you get A+ for creativity but you get a C- for coding. :)

  8. Just serialize the entire executive onto his arm encoded with dots. Lucky hate and love both end with e, otherwise i<=4 would make no sense :P

  9. i typed this and got LOVE.

    #include “stdafx.h”
    #include
    #define iamnot i=0
    #define igrow i++
    int i;
    int main(int argc, char* argv[])
    {
    char a[5] = “Hate”;
    for ( iamnot; i >1+1)*.92+92-(i==1?3:0);
    }
    printf(“%s\n”, a);
    }

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