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The Telnet Song (2004) (wonderingminstrels.blogspot.com)
32 points by CrocodileStreet on Dec 23, 2015 | hide | past | web | favorite | 7 comments

And of course there's also The Great Quux's Double Bucky Song:

    Double Bucky

    (C) 1978 by Guy L. Steele, Jr.

    (Sung to the tune of "Rubber Duckie")

    Double bucky, you're the one!
    You make my keyboard lots of fun
      Double bucky, an additional bit or two:
    Control and Meta side by side,
    Augmented ASCII, nine bits wide!
      Double bucky, a half a thousand glyphs,
                   plus a few!
        I sure wish that I
        Had a couple of
	bits more!
        Perhaps a
        Set of pedals to
        Make the number of
	    Bits four:
        Double double bucky!
    Double bucky, left and right
    OR'd together, outta sight!
        Double bucky, I'd like a whole word of
        Double bucky, I'm happy I heard of
        Double bucky, I'd like a whole
            word of you!
(For those of you who are interested, the term "bucky bits" comes from Niklaus Wirth, known as "bucky" to friends, who suggested that an extra bit be added to terminal codes on 36 bit machines for use by screen editors.)

Need one about the multiplying backslashes in shell quoting levels.

I don't have a tune for this so it might be more of a poem than a song.


    Let your level of shell
    be denoted by L,
    with a range greater than
    or equal to the number of zero.

    You put a backslash
    at the command-line of bash.
    Escaped. We are safe. Say "yay!"
    This is glory, oh glory.

    Cry loudly my friend --
    then error amend;
    defenses eaten, look into man.
    Trembling are all but the hero.

    It's a power of two,
    here's what to do:
    Exponent L is the way.
    No worry, no worry.

            --- vive-la-liberte, 2015
Any English teachers or similar in the audience may have a glass of wine on the house provided they keep quiet...

Just kidding. Feedback is welcome -- that's how we improve.

To the tune of 'Badger badger badger badger mushroom'.

Only without the bit where there's the mushrooms.

    $FF bottles of beer on the wall. 
    $FF bottles of beer. 
    Take one down, pass it around
    $FE bottles of beer on the wall.

I hate technology because of this site.

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