Rules of Computerdom

All the way from MaltaGirl

My Dad just sent me this… this post is dedicated to Owen, Kenneth, Srl and
others of their ilk…

Rules of Computerdom

by Jim Woosley

  1. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works.

  2. A printer consists of three main parts: the case, the jammed paper tray and the blinking
    red light.

  3. The programmer’s national anthem is ‘AAAAAAAARRRRGHHHHH!!’.

  4. At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer, you will find at least
    two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.

  5. Beta. Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it’s released. Beta is Latin
    for “still doesn’t work.”

  6. Computer analyst to programmer: “You start coding. I’ll go find out what they want.”

  7. Computer Science: solving today’s problems tomorrow.

  8. Hidden DOS secret: add BUGS=OFF to your CONFIG.SYS

  9. Hit any user to continue.

  10. I wish life had an UNDO function.

  11. If your computer says, “Printer out of Paper,” this problem cannot be resolved by
    continuously clicking the “OK” button.

  12. It said “Insert disk 3…” but only 2 fit in the drive.

  13. Microsoft Windows: computing While U Wait

  14. 665.9238429876 – Number of the Pentium Beast

  15. I have yet to meet a C compiler that is more friendly and easier to use than eating
    soup with a knife.

  16. My software never has bugs. It just develops random features.

  17. Programming graphics in X is like finding sqrt(pi) using Roman numerals.

  18. “To know recursion, you must first know recursion”

  19. Life’s unfair – but root password helps!

  20. Mountain Dew and doughnuts… because breakfast is the most important meal of the

  21. Hey! It compiles! Ship it!

  22. “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and
    better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better
    idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.

  23. Intel: We put the “um…” in Pentium.

  24. Helpdesk tip #2: When the support analyst says “Click…”, wait for the rest of the

  25. BREAKFAST.COM Halted…Cereal Port Not Responding

  26. BUFFERS=20 FILES=15 2nd down, 4th quarter, 5 yards to go!

  27. As a computer, I find your faith in technology amusing.

  28. Disinformation is not as good as datinformation.

  29. Smash forehead on keyboard to continue…..

  30. Enter any 11-digit prime number to continue…

  31. All wiyht. Rho sritched mg kegtops awound?

  32. A good programmer makes all the right mistakes.

  33. Managing programmers is like herding cats.

  34. “There is an old saying that if a million monkeys typed on a million keyboards for
    a million years, eventually all the works of Shakespeare would be produced. Now, thanks
    to Usenet, we know this is not true.”

  35. “A good programmer is someone who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.”

  36. C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot. C++ makes it harder, but when you do,
    it blows away your whole leg.

  37. A computer scientist is someone who, when told to “Go to H—,” sees the “go to,”
    rather than the destination, as harmful.

  38. 1010011010 – The binary number of the Beast

  39. APATHY ERROR: Don’t bother striking any key. Application has reported a “Not My Fault”
    in module KRNL.EXE in line 0200:103F

  40. “The three most dangerous things in the world are a programmer with a soldering iron,
    a hardware type with a software patch and a user with an idea.”


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