Through the Looking Glass

This was the fortune output on my machine just a few moments ago. Why do I relate to this so much?

“No program is perfect,”
They said with a shrug.
“The customer’s happy–
What’s one little bug?”

But he was determined,            Then change two, then three more,
The others went home.              As year followed year.
He dug out the flow chart         And strangers would comment,
Deserted, alone.                          “Is that guy still here?”

Night passed into morning.      He died at the console
The room was cluttered            Of hunger and thirst
With core dumps, source listings.    Next day he was buried
“I’m close,” he muttered.            Face down, nine edge first.

Chain smoking, cold coffee,    And his wife through her tears
Logic, deduction.                        Accepted his fate.
“I’ve got it!” he cried,                 Said “He’s not really gone,
“Just change one instruction.”  He’s just working late.”
        — The Perfect Programmer

How many of you folks have spent countless nights wide awake either programming, testing or debugging? And cursing like a champion the whole time. I actually have lost count. It always starts like this – One bug, and once you catch it, you review the code again and then, you somehow feel that a certain function is called in the shittiest way possible. One thing leads to another and by the time you are finished, you realize an hour had passed by since you had begun, but it’s the next day! But the feeling you get once the issue is solved is something that is much more satisfying than an explosive orgasm! Not to forget the obligatory cursing, celebrating the conquest and partying with a hot coffee and a cigarette. 😀 Reminds me of the following picture relating the number of curses with code quality.

Absolute Truth!

It’s another perk of being single after getting your ass dumped by your ex in Starbucks after three years without any explanation (Had to rub it in, sorry. Feb 9th would be the first anniversary of the Starbucks core dump). You don’t give a damn about when you go home and can spend a major part of every Saturday in a comic book shop arguing for DC against Marvel fanboys and party when you feel like it! Awesome, I say!

By the way, have you guys slacked off while programming? I have. My excuse has always been the classic, “Code is compiling” and I am waiting for it to be finished. Although, most of time, it was true. Just wanted to remember that again.

I have to stay out of the way

Alright, I have slacked off too long. Back to some pf testing on OpenBSD-Current with another slacker.

More JC Madness!

Heard from a couple of people about the previous JC post! So thought of posting another one of JC before callin it a nite! This is actually a C2C promo featuring JC’s call with a guest! Works well with that background music! Have a listen!

https://skinwalker.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/promo.pdf

Note: I don’t promote any of JC’s views about anything! I just find him ridiculously funny!

WTF?

Today’s WTF entry is kinda different! It has to do with the famous JC, from C2C with Art Bell. C2C’s open lines attract a lot of lunatics sometimes, especially when a very credible guest is online, you always get the morons on the air who ask ridiculous questions. But occasionally it also provides great entertainment! JC is one such caller! He has managed to get on air frequently and he was also a guest once where he stayed for a lil over 15 minutes! The clip I am streaming here is by far the funniest JC clip I have ever heard! His take on sex and reproduction is fantastic! 😀 He rants about Christian this and that crap, and attacks Star Trek as being pornographic and Bill Shatner being a Canadian operative! He also faults Chris Carter of The X Files for filming in Canada! The sex comment comes a tad bit later in the audio! He says that sex is a punishment from the Lord and continues with something that made me laugh like hell! Listen carefully between 03.35 and 03.45.

https://skinwalker.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/jc-best.pdf

Warning: Don’t drink anything while listening, you might have to clean your monitor later