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Monk fish croon their soothing songs of snooze...

Clive Maxfield
10/16/2012 02:05 PM EDT

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 4:06:40 PM
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Furtive Figure: "The system speaks in tongues unknown to me..."

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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 4:20:04 PM
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Doorkeeper: "Your wife's countenance bodes not well for thee..."

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Max The Magnificent   10/17/2012 8:08:44 PM
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I wish I'd said "Thy wife's..." That would have sounded better...

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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 4:20:12 PM
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Furtive Figure: "That man Dilbert knows a thing or three..."

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David Ashton   10/16/2012 10:10:59 PM
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Doorkeper: "The moving printhead writes, and having writ, moves on...."

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Max The Magnificent   10/16/2012 10:18:56 PM
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LOL (but "Doorkeper"? :-)

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David Ashton   10/17/2012 12:35:15 AM
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Rats...refer to previous comments about proofreading.. always needs one more read...

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Brian_D   10/17/2012 1:27:15 AM
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" Now, there's a challenge if ever I saw one! Intended not as a challenge, but merely a ruse to divert your laser-like focus away from the Mirrored Ball of Shiny Things for a few picoseconds... " Yet still the P&R doth route evermore A monosyllabic "PAR" hearkens more closely to the mellifluous metre of your original prose. Place and Route (PAR), as brought to us by NeoCAD, which still lives on as 'par.exe' in the current Xilinx and Lattice FPGA software: "PAR: Place And Route Diamond_1.4_Production (87). "Copyright (c) 1991-1994 by NeoCAD Inc. All rights reserved.

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Max The Magnificent   10/17/2012 1:37:35 PM
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I love "Mirrored Ball of Shiny Things" .. .surely you can work that into a line...

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Brian_D   10/17/2012 2:09:36 AM
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With a few minor edits, let us hijack the envisioned scene as an engineering status meeting, deep in the heart of Ankh-Morpork's technology district, on the eve of a product shipment deadline: Furtive Figure: "A gibbous moon hangs pendulously in the sky..." Doorkeeper: "Sails the bitstream with the morning tide..." Furtive Figure: "The error log portends a day of woe..." Doorkeeper: "Monk fish croon their soothing songs of SDC..." Furtive Figure: "Yet still the PAR doth route evermore." Alternate lines: "Marketing prattles of product peril..." "Constraints weave their wary web of closure..."

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Max The Magnificent   10/17/2012 1:38:12 PM
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LOL LOL LOL

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vapats   10/17/2012 1:03:30 PM
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Are you looking for Shakespeare, or Lewis Carrol-esque Jabberwocky? :-)

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Max The Magnificent   10/17/2012 1:38:25 PM
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Give me both!!!

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vapats   10/18/2012 12:25:55 PM
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How about some haiku? (not mine; they're all cribbed) Windows XP crashed. I am the Blue Screen of Death. No one hears your screams. Seeing my great fault Through darkening blue windows I begin again Errors have occurred. They won't tell you where or why; Lazy programmers. Login incorrect. Only perfect spellers may enter this system. wind catches lily scatt'ring petals to the wind: segmentation fault First snow, then silence. This thousand dollar screen dies so beautifully. The Tao that is seen Is not the true Tao, until You bring fresh toner. Yesterday it worked Today it is not working Windows is like that To have no errors Would be life without meaning No struggle, no joy You step in the stream, but the water has moved on. This page is not here. Hal, open the file Hal, open the damn file, Hal open the file, please Hal The ten thousand things How long do any persist? Netscape, too, has gone. Serious error. All shortcuts have disappeared. Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:19:21 PM
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I can no longer hear the word Haiku without thinking of "Spam Haiku" http://www.kbeamer.com/spam_haiku.html For example... Blue can of steel what promise do you hold? salt flesh so ripe My friend pork shoulder I return to you. this time I've brought mayonnaise And who dares mock Spam? you? you? you are not worthy of one rich pink fleck

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MarvA   10/18/2012 3:24:33 PM
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How about a twist on the more conventional meter? "Faces are red. Screens are blue. Windows sucks, but what else can we do?" I know, I know. Linux et all, but try to introduce that into my household.

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 3:28:12 PM
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Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, Some Poems Rhyme, But this one doesn't :-)

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antedeluvian   10/18/2012 1:27:47 PM
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Doorkeeper: "Colourless green ideas sleep furiously." (Actually a quote from Noam Chomsky as discussed in "The Violinist's Thumb" by Sam Kean.)

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Max The Magnificent   10/18/2012 1:42:57 PM
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"The Violinist's Thumb" is sitting on the shelf behind me crying out to be read ... it's the next one on my list after I've finished reading the current batch :-)

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antedeluvian   10/19/2012 4:31:51 PM
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I'm reading it because you mentioned it some time back.

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Max The Magnificent   10/19/2012 4:34:22 PM
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If it's anything like as good as "The Disappearing Spoon" by the same author then it will be brilliant -- I can't wait to read it myself -- I just have too much on my plate at the moment...

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WKetel   10/27/2012 11:07:10 PM
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My favorite line to append to a description of something unpleasant to do is " not nearly as much fun as it sounds like", as in "emergency drain snaking at 10:30 PM on Saturday evening is not nearly as much fun as it sounds like". Or "Rushing the child to the hospital emergency room is not nearly as much fun as it sounds like". It also can be attached to many descriptions of tasks assigned by a pointy haired boss similar to the "Dilbert" model.

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Max The Magnificent   10/29/2012 3:11:57 PM
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LOL

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