Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The things one finds ..

.. while looking for something else. (wish I'd found it several weeks ago .. heh)
Beatles - "Yesterday"

All those backups seemed a waste of pay.
Now my database has gone away.
Oh I believe in yesterday.
There's not half the files there used to be,
And there's a milestone hanging over me
The system crashed so suddenly.
I pushed something wrong
What it was I could not say.
Now all my data's gone
and I long for yesterday-ay-ay-ay.
The need for back-ups seemed so far away.
I knew my data was all here to stay
Now I believe in yesterday.

from here, which also has a long list of quotes and jokes, mostly computer or engineering oriented; found after reading a facinating history of the Enigma machine which I found while looking for information on whether Churchill had foreknowlege of the raid on Coventry - which I was looking up for a completely different reason.


Rauf said...

John Lennon's Imagine

Imagine there's no Windows,
It's easy if you try.
No fatal errors or new bugs
To kill your hard drives.
Imagine Mr. Bill Gates
Leaving us in peace!

Imagine never ending hard disks,
It isn't hard to do.
Nothing to del or wipe off
And no floppy too
Imagine Mr. Bill Gates
Sharing all his money.

You may say I'm a hacker,
But I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us
And your games will fit in RAM

Imagine 1-Giga RAM
I wonder if you can.
No need for left-shifts or setups
And no booting again and again.
Imagine all the systems
Working all life-time!

You may say I'm a hacker,
But I'm not the only one.
Maybe someday I'll be a cracker
And then I'll make Windows run

Davo said...

Jeepers Rauf, you're a Hacker? I thought you were a photographer (grins).

JahTeh said...

Did you find out about Churchill? I read that he did know but couldn't do anything that might let the Germans know the code had been cracked. Yes, I am too lazy to cover ground you've already covered.

Davo said...

Churchill? Nup JT, am not a "historian", am trying to not make "instant judgements" just yet. the links are in the post.