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"What better way to dispel the rainy gloom of an English summer," mused Ms Stob, in an introduction presumably written some time in March, "than a mass office sing-along to a selection of IT-themed pastiches?" Pretty well anything, we'd have thought. Nevertheless, here is the raw material. Portable Development (Tune: Willow, …

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Happy

Verity aces it once more.

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Summer

"What better way to dispel the rainy gloom of an English summer,

It's working quite well it seems, and also across the North Sea.

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Summertime

BST

and the coding is sweaty

The boss is jumpin'

and the stress level's high

Your client's impatient

and the code is spaghetti

So please little process

don't you die

One of these mornings

You're gonna stop dumping

Then you'll spawn your sub-processes

and be ready to fly

But 'til that morning

I'll just keep on hacking

and maybe the deadline won't pass me by

[ with sincerest apologies to George Gershwin ]

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Wierl Al

The Ebay Song by Wierd Al Yankovitch is my favourite

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In memory of Steve Ballmer

To the tune of L. Cohen - Hallelujah)

Now I heard there was a secret code.

That a monkey typed and it pissed the Lord.

But you dont really care for good code do ya.

He typed and he flailed

Till the compiler failed

He smashed his screen and he threw his chair

and the stressed out Steve he cried out loud

I hate computers , I hate computers,

I hate computers , I hate computers.........

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I loved Thirty-six errors. Now I need to find a small child to teach it to. :)

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36 errors, 99 bugs

36 Errors is new (to me a least).

My team and I usually sing "99 Little Bugs in the Code" to the tune of "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall":

99 little bugs in the code

99 bugs in the code!

Fix one bug, compile again

101 little bugs in the code!

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Happy

You want techie parodies?

I've got dozens of the buggers...

e.g. "Shut Down the Server" to "Waltzing Matilda"

"Mend my PC" to "Under the Sea"

"No IntToReal" to "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden

"Three-fingered Salute" to "Four-Legged Friend"

..and one for the real old-timers: "The Oldest PC In Town"

..and possibly one of the most fun choruses about the TCP/IP application programmer's interface

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