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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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GeneralChatGTP: Write me a poem about programming Pin
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Daniel Pfeffer1-Feb-23 3:22
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Not anywhere near as good as this :
DR. SEUSS EXPLAINS COMPUTERS
(Original author unknown) Extracted from A Grandchild's Guide to Using Grandpa's Computer by Gene Zeigler

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 disc 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 icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index does not flash,
Then your situation’s hopeless and your system’s gonna crash!

If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on 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 suckers gonna hang.

When the copy of your floppy’s getting sloppy on the disc,
And the micro code instructions cause unnecessary risk,
Then you have to flash your memory, and you’ll want to RAM your ROM…
Quickly turn off your computer and go and tell your Mom.
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.

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GeneralSpan<T> equality Pin
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GeneralWeird One: CPU utilization Pin
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GeneralWhat the *ell Windows Explorer? Pin
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