Ejection Works!

“Ejection works!”

Was my shout of glee earlier this waking period.

I suppose this probably bears further explanation, the short of which is, I had spent much of the last 24 hours distractedly awake then half falling asleep between power naps while waiting for the progress bar to finish, partitioning my three year plus old macbook pro, creating a clean snow leopard install and new windows 7 install.  Then restoring my mac data.

All so I can run SolidWorks on my computer.

While semi-obsessively checking my CPU temperature readings (during the periods where I was working in an OS that gave me access to such information) because my computer had developed a tendency to power off suddenly whenever the CPU temperatures ran a bit too high for some period of time.  A safety measure, no doubt.  But quite annoying when it starts having a frequent affect on your daily computer usage.  Particularly for a non-light user.

Thus, after hours of staring at my computer, I was quite happy to find that the ejection key still works in the Windows OS (as does the two finger slide).  Hence the original comment.  It took me several seconds to even realize that such a comment could have another interpretation… which pasted a happy grin on my face for some time.

Not a rest of life some sort of glee, but enough that I write this now.

All this led me to realize that there is likely a multitude of innocuous computer phrases or phrases that could be said in the company or in reference to computers that had less than innocuous meanings taken out of context.  Several of which was probably said during my hard drive partitioning plus OS installing, but try as I might I could not recall any past the most immediate occurrence, so instead I looked up computer jokes!

Here is my top… several quotes (in no particular order):

“Lisp in action is like a finely choreographed ballet. Basic in action is like a waltz of drugged elephants. C in action is like a sword dance on a freshly waxed floor.”

Cryptanalysis is the study of turning other peoples’ harmless mistakes into catastrophic errors.”

“The Web is like a dominatrix.  Everywhere I turn, I see little buttons ordering me to Submit.”

“Most of you are familiar with the virtues of a programmer.  There are three, of course: laziness, impatience, and hubris.”
Larry Wall

“The trouble with programmers is that you can never tell what a programmer is doing until it’s too late.”
Seymour Cray

“To iterate is human, to recurse divine.”
L. Peter Deutsch

There are two major products that came out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We do not believe this to be a coincidence.
Jeremy S. Anderson

I just found out that the brain is like a computer. If that’s true, then there really aren’t any stupid people. Just people running DOS.

“Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.”
Michael Sinz

“To err is human… to really foul up requires the root password.”

“If brute force doesn’t solve your problems, then you aren’t using enough.”

“Life would be so much easier if we only had the source code.”