My Favourite Jon Skeet Facts

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By    | June 18, 2010 | Development,

Jon Skeet is a programmer at Google, author of C# In Depth and Internet legend from his participation on Stack Overflow.  After his meteoric rise to fame, a question was posted to gather Chuck Norris style facts about Jon Skeet.  There are currently 291 answers, here are few that made me chuckle!

  • Jon Skeet is immutable. If something’s going to change, it’s going to have to be the rest of the universe.
  • Jon Skeet doesn’t have performance bottlenecks. He just makes the universe wait its turn.
  • Users don’t mark Jon Skeet’s answers as accepted. The universe accepts them out of a sense of truth and justice.
  • Anonymous methods and anonymous types are really all called Jon Skeet. They just don’t like to boast.
  • Jon Skeet does not use revision control software. None of his code has ever needed revision.
  • When Jon Skeet’s code fails to compile, the compiler apologises.
  • Jon Skeet is the traveling salesman. Only he knows the shortest route.
  • When Jon Skeet points to nullnull quakes in fear.
  • Jon Skeet coded his last project entirely in Microsoft Paint, just for the challenge.
  • Jon Skeet can believe it’s not butter.
  • Jon Skeet can code in Perl and make it look like Java
  • Jon Skeet codes only with final sealed methods. No one has ever needed to override any of Jon Skeet’s code.
  • Jon Skeet programs in binary, then compiles it into human-readable code.
  • Jon Skeet can make IE obey his CSS rules.
  • Jon Skeet can divide by zero.
  • Jon Skeet has already written a book about C# 5.0. It’s currently sealed up. In three years, Anders Hejlsberg is going to open the book to see if the language design team got it right.

and my personal favourite:

  • Jon Skeet can recite π. Backwards.

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