What if Dr. Seuss wrote technical manuals?


If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report!
If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icons put your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
Then your situation's hopeless, and your system's gonna crash!
If the label on your cable on the gable at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary RISC,
Then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM,
Quickly turn off your computer and be sure to tell your mom!

But your packets want to tunnel to another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall.
And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,
So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang,
"Cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang!
When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,

[Jeremy Davis in the CodeProject Lounge]

Can I get a copy?

Development, Windows Vista Comments

Walter Smith:

  1. Patrick Thompson, one of the WinFS schema gurus, came by the UX Lounge this afternoon with the full WinFS schema printed on a plotter. It's 20 feet long. This is the first time I've seen the whole schema printed out at once. We put it up on the wall and people are writing comments on it--at least the people who stand there and study it long enough!