Tarry for the Nonce

February 24, 2006

Ode to a Maintenance Coder

Filed under: Entertainment — lmwalker @ 3:23 pm

From the semi-lucid mind of Gabe Sechan (with apologies to Robert Frost)

Whose code this is I think I know,
He does no longer work here though.
He will not mind me typing here
To howls of pain and tears of woe.

My coworkers all ran in fear
When this deadline did loom too near.
Vacation and sick days they take
So it would not stain their career.

I give my drooping head a shake
As I fix a stupid mistake,
And fight against the feature creep
I sob and beg for a short break.

The code belongs in the trash heap.
But I have paychecks yet to reap.
And lines to code before I sleep.
And lines to code before I sleep.



  1. How ’bout “An Ode to a Faithful Walker”? (Cymbal crash, please.)

    Comment by Matt C. Abbott — February 24, 2006 @ 3:38 pm

  2. As those guys in the Guinnes ads say…


    Comment by Toly — February 24, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

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