Computers, Work, Etc....

Pro'-gram - 1) n. A magical spell cast over a computer which transforms user input into error messages. 2) vt. An activity similar to banging one's head against a wall, but with less opportunity for reward.

Ten Signs You are an Internet Geek

  1. When filling out your driver's license application you give your IP address.
  2. You no longer ask perspective dates what their sign is, instead your line is "Hi, what's your URL?"
  3. Instead of calling you to dinner, your spouse sends e-mail.
  4. You're amazed to find out spam is a food.
  5. You "ping" people to see if they're awake, "finger" them to find out how they are, and "AYT" them to make sure they're listening to you.
  6. You search the Net endlessly hoping to win every silly free T-shirt contest.
  7. You introduce your wife as "my lady@home.wife" and refer to your children as "client applications".
  8. At social functions you introduce your husband as "my domain server".
  9. After winning the office Super Bowl pool, you blurt out, "I feel so colon-right parenthesis!"
  10. Two words: "Pizza's Here!"

Can you tell the difference?                                       


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Drug dealers                     Software developers               

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Refer to their clients           Refer to their clients            

as "users".                      as "users".                       


"The first one's free!"          "Download a free trial version..."


Have important South-East        Have important South-East         

Asian connections                Asian connections                 

(to help move the stuff).        (to help debug the code).         


Strange jargon:                  Strange jargon:                   

"Stick," "Rock,"                 "SCSI," "RTFM,"                   

"Dime bag," "E".                 "Java," "ISDN".                   


Realize that there's             Realize that there's              

tons of cash in the              tons of cash in the               

14- to 25-year-old               14- to 25-year-old                   

market.                          market.                              


Job is assisted by the           Job is assisted by                   

industry's producing             industry's producing                 

newer, more potent mixes.        newer, faster machines.              


Often seen in the company        Often seen in the company of         

of pimps and hustlers.           marketing people and venture         



Their product causes             DOOM. Quake. SimCity. Duke Nukem 3D. 

unhealthy addictions.            'Nuff said.                          


Do your job well, and            Damn! Damn! DAMN!!!                  

you can sleep with                                                    

sexy movie stars who                                                  

depend on you.                                                        

If Microsoft were based in Alabama instead of Washington...

  1. Their #1 product would be "Microsoft Winders".
  2. Instead of an hourglass icon you'd get an empty beer bottle.
  3. Occasionally you'd bring up a winder that was covered with a Hefty bag and some duct tape.
  4. Dialog boxes would give you the choice of "Ahh-right", "Naw", or "Git" instead of "Yes", "No", or "Cancel".
  5. Instead of "Ta-Da!", the opening sound would be Dueling Banjos.
  6. The "Recycle Bin" in Winders 95 would be an outhouse.
  7. Whenever you pulled up the Sound Player you'd hear a digitized drunk redneck yelling "Freebird!"and "War Eagle".
  8. Instead of "Start Me Up", the Winders 95 theme song would be "Sweet Home Alabama" followed by an introduction from Hank Williams Senior), Elvis Presley, and Paul "Bear" Bryant.
  9. PowerPoint would be named "ParPawnt".
  10. Microsoft's programming tools would be "Vishul Basic"and "Vishul D-"
  11. Winders 95 Logo would incorporate the Confederate Flag.
  12. Instead of "VP", Microsoft big shots would be called "Cuz".
  13. Hardware could be repaired using parts from an old Trans Am.
  14. Four words: Daisy Duke Screen Saver.
  15. "Well, the first thing you know ole Bill's a billionaire...".
  16. Flight Simulator replaced by Tractor-Pull Simulator.
  17. Microsoft CEO: Billy-Bob (a.k.a. "Bubba") Gates.
  18. Direct link to the WWW (World Wide Wrestling) Home Page.
  19. "Where's Waldo?" would be replaced with "Where's Elvis?"

Prison vs. Work


IN spend the majority of your time in an 8x10 cell.         

AT spend most of your time in a 6x8 cubicle                   


IN get three meals a day.                                   

AT only get a break for one meal and you have to pay for it.  


IN get time off for good behavior.                          

AT get rewarded for good behavior with more work.             


IN PRISON...a guard locks and unlocks all the doors for you.             

AT must carry around a security card and unlock and open all  

          the doors yourself                                             


IN can watch TV and play games.                             

AT get fired for watching TV and playing games                


IN get your own toliet.                                     

AT have to share                                            


IN PRISON...they allow your family and friends to visit.              

AT cannot even speak to your family and friends            


IN PRISON...all expenses are paid by taxpayers with no work required. 

AT get to pay all the expenses to go to work and then they 

          deduct taxes from your salary to pay for prisoners.         


IN spend most of your life looking through bars from the 

            inside wanting to get out.                                

AT spend most of your time wanting to get out and go inside



IN PRISON...there are wardens who are often sadistic.                 

AT WORK...they are called managers.                                   


MicroSoft (sung to the tune of Jingle Bells)


Nine-tenths of a gig,                        

Biggest ever seen,                           

God, this programs big,                      

MS Word 15.                                  

Comes on ten CDs,                            

And requires - damn!                         

Word is fine, but jeez,                      

60 meg of ram?!                              


Oh! Microsoft, Microsoft,                    

Bloatware all the way!                       

I've sat here installing Word,               

Since breakfast yesterday!                   

Oh! Microsoft, Microsoft,                    

Moderation, please.                          

Guess you hadn't noticed;                    

Four-gig drives don't grow on trees.         

Actual quotes from Federal employee performance evaluations:

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