An Ode for Programmers (apologies to Monty Python)

From a long lost t-shirt. Think Monty Python & the Holy Grail:

We’re programmers of the Round Table.

We code when e’re we’re able.

We write specs and subroutines

With crashes rebootable.

We dine well in our cubes a lot.

Eat pizza with ham and jam and spam a lot.

We’re programmers of the Round Table.

Our objects are formidable,

But many times we’re given deadlines

That are quite unthinkable.

Were coding mad in Camelot.

We program in the dark a lot.

From a t-shirt “VCDC Night at the Movies”, courtesy of NuMega, Stingray & Developmentor. VCDC was the “Visual C++ Developers Conference”, I forget which year.

Comments (9)

  1. kent tegels says:

    No, let’s not go to Camelot, it’s a rather silly place…

  2. jmw says:

    Camelot! Camelot! Camelot!!

    …it’s only a model

  3. Tim says:

    Ha. Camelot. I only just noticed this :-)

    Joke for 3 people.

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  6. Vitor Hugo Muller says:

    It was 1996, Washington DC, some day near Halloween. My first time in the US. That's why I remember. That and the fact my car was stolen that night. kkkk

  7. andypennell says:

    Victor: I remember speaking at VCDC around Halloween time, but it was in Palm Springs. I've never been to DC. Maybe they used the shirts two years in a row?

  8. Vitor Hugo Muller says:

    Andy, I checked the material I could find and I confirmed it was in DC. So I guess you're right: they probably used the t-shirts two years in a row… What was your lecture about?

  9. andypennell says:

    "Power Debugging" was the usual talk I gave at these.