A funny little episode happened yesterday night.

I went on AccuWeather.com to check the weather (what else) and saw some peculiar forecasts:

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Times of butts and sun? Breezy early; partly butty?? What?!

The screenshot was taken just now but yesterday night’s descriptions were similarly filled with “butts.” I call Gabe over and he laughs.

For the last two months or so, Gabe and I had been noticing terms like “butt deployment” and “butt storage” and truly thought it was something super new and legitimate. I even asked my teammates in an IT class what “butt deployment” meant and no one knew what I was talking about.

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One of them attempted a pretty good explanation though, and I actually believed him for a beat.

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It’s true. Software deployment can be a pain in the butt. In fact, I just reviewed a tool whose sole function is to deploy to a server.

After months of vague confusion over this new term, Gabe and I found out what it meant yesterday. It was only after seeing the weather forecasts that Gabe finally remembered what he’d done. It turns out that he, in a stupor of incomplete sobriety and of unknown time ago, surreptitiously installed the Cloud to Butt Plus extension on both our computers and promptly forgot about it the following day. The extension basically replaces every instance of “cloud” and “the cloud” with “butt” and “my butt,” leading to hilarious replacements like the entire second paragraph of “Cloud computing” on Wikipedia.

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A good laugh later, we still don’t know joke behind this cloud-to-butt deal (why “butt?”), so if anyone can explain that would be great. And if you’ve been seeing an inordinately high number of “butts” (or “arses“) lately, you just might be the victim of a prank too. :)

Update: I initially wrote this post with the extension still enabled, which meant all instances of “cloud” in this post were replaced with “butt.” Sorry for the confusion!