I am inspired by amberfireinus’s comment in a previous post (as well as an enthusiastic fellow geek who is likely home right now attempting to find a rhyme for ‘service oriented architecture’) to solicit geek poetry.
Submit comments by Valentine’s Day. For geeks, that’s the day during midwinter that the cpu utilization on the database server drops significantly by mid-afternoon, as all of the people who have lovers left work early.
Why poetry? Those of us who harbor a deep and abiding love for the purity of well-constructed code often also secretively appreciate the incomprehensible yet alluring beauty of our fellow travelers in the illogical universe that sometimes exists for us outside the code base.
For example, one might write a geek Haiku:
A fresh database
keystrokes issue commands
logic fills you up
A post script:
Check out the poem on the All Geek to Me blog.