Yellow Subroutine

To the tune of “Yellow Submarine” by The Beatles “In the town where I was born, Lived a man, who played with ‘C’. And he coded his whole life On a stack of Function Keys. So we traced to his data schemes, Til we found a ‘C’ routine.. And we …

Write in C

To the tune of “Let it Be” by the Beatles When I find my code in tons of trouble, Friends and colleagues come to me, Speaking words of wisdom: “Write in C.” As the deadline fast approaches, And bugs are all that I can see, Somewhere, someone whispers: “Write in …

VAX Rhapsody

To the tune of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen Is this the real login:? Is it a trap? Caught on a terminal No escape from the committee Open your mail Look up to the skies And see… I’m just a poor hacker, I need no sympathy Because I’m easy come, easy …

Unix Quandry

To the tune of “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley I make my living off the Unix news, Just give me something that I can use. Users love it when they lose, They love Unix quandries. Well I could have been a hacker, But I wound up here. I just have …

UNIX

To the tune of “Money” by Pink Floyd UNIX, it’s a gas; grab that VAX with both hands and make it crash. UNIX, it’s a hit; Don’t give me that PC DOS Bullshit. I’m into well benchmarked POSIX Open Systems I think I need a RISC chip. UNIX, jmp back; …

That old time PDP

To the tune of :That old time Rock’n’Roll” by Bob Seger Info : Unofficial theme song of the RSX/IAS SIG Just take that PRO down off the shelf and let me program it by myself. A half a meg’s just fine by me, I love that old-time PDP. Refrain: I …

Telnet Song

There is a program called TELNET to get to another CPU. Control up-arrow is the escape; it’s doubled to send it through, and “quit” is control up-arrow Q. A hacker once used TELNET to get to another CPU. He knew he could quit whenever he wanted to: all he had …

SYSTEM CRASH

To the tune of “The Monster Mash” I was working in the lab, late one night When my eyes beheld an eerie sight, Some smoke from our VAX began to rise And suddenly, to my surprise… [chorus] (There was a crash) There was a system crash (A mighty crash) I …

Software for Nothing

To the tune of “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits I waaaant my.. I waaaant my… I waaaant my C-R-T…… Now look at them hackers, That’s the way ya’ do it. Ya’ play with mem’ry that you cannot see. Now that ain’t workin, that’s the way ya do it. Get …