So, changing tracing the phone number and it being her local one to tracing the ip and it being a local one is smug?
So, using math to try to figure out love is smug?
So, moving on by deleting one's partner's user account on their computer is smug?
So, a joke about bad programming practices is smug?
So, a star wars and programming reference is smug?
So, a joke about Windows ME (It was the Vista of 10 years ago, essentially), is smug?
So, a joke about a mom being an awesome hacker, is smug?
So, a joke about her daughter learning to hack, is smug?
So, a joke about that daughter's adventures, is smug?
So, a joke about the MPAA and RIAA attacking that daughter and her mom and them being saved by RMS is smug?
So, the continuation of the same joke above and what they do after they defeat the MPAA and RIAA dudes is smug?
So, a joke about python changing programming is smug?
So, a joke about segmentation faults is smug?
So, a joke about how easy it is for computers to forget but hard for people to forget, is smug?
So, a joke about how hardware support for Linux is mostly done by projects to patch said support together, is smug?
If you don't use Linux, don't know how to program and don't know very much about computers, yeah you might not get the jokes. Some of them aren't really jokes, per se
, either. But the fact of the matter is that they aren't an attempt to be smug. I think Randall has a target audience and these jokes are within the realm of understanding of what he feels his target audience is. His audience is obviously a niche, which you may or may not fall into and not being in the niche doesn't mean you shouldn't read the comic or anything. It just means you might not get all of the jokes.