This page offers a few favorite pieces that OldCoder wrote for, or with, various associates.

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121201 Saturday — Cooking Food

121201. Cooking Food.

This piece is by Loome, aka Harold and Rubidiun, and OldCoder.

1.
I did it!
I made food
I sat up
I went to the kitchen
2.
Near the stove
I grabbed a pan
to cook food on and
I cooked food on it
3.
I now have food, hot and ready
to be eaten
sitting near me as
I write this
4.
I will eat it soon
when it becomes suitably cold
because presently
it is too hot
5.
I can't eat it now
I will spend the time waiting
for it to cool
by talking to you
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Food

160916 Friday — Black Wings Statue Sings

160916. Black Wings Statue Sings.

The Doctor of Diamagnetism, aka Master Bismuth and MURB, is an associate of mine from a FOSS project of the 2000s. He has the same birthday as I do though he's about 25 years younger.

MURB said something interesting today. I told him that it sounded like the start of a song. He immediately tapped out a piece that I edited and here it is.

1.
I'm using my head for an ashtray
Neuronal deficiencies, redevelop proficiencies
Rhyme logistically, statistically
Bayesian or Frequentist...
Skeleton in the closet

2.
You can't do much to deny this juice
to categorize the moose
in your head where your cat used to be
before she died after 17 years of living so free
Kitty cat meow

3.
World is cold, OldCoder
Alabama is a cold, cold world
even when it's hot
People come and go, life is ephemeral
Hang on to who you've got
Broken heart

4.
Struggle for ends and dividends
Fail at love a lot
Feel like a monk before he's cloistered
Last chance to have oystered
Vows of silence and poverty fill the mind
People are not kind
5.
Forever on the edge of never
Face the tedium to come
Your parents are you and you're the product
Never to be repeated
Time past is time gone
Like winter snow on summer lawn
Human soul
6.
Our forebears linger on
Guiding us from within
Eons of genetic sin
Many whips to the ass make a young man old
If he's lucky, he'll still be bold

7.
I'm Mr. Business
When did I shift to shift-less?
I'm a living statue
I'll ossify at the moment of my greatest triumph
Ether will drip from my soul
Then I'll turn to granite
8.
Black wings will flap
Carry the statue with the winds
Strange authorities will be forced to chart the position
of the statue that reality rescinds
9.
Lands in front of parked cars,
dropping granite before them
disappearing from the police lockup
because it brings bad luck
Quack, WTF, says the wand'ring duck
10.
Anyway, it's a poem
Your poetry is excellent, OldCoder
Winged angel

Lemon Djinn

Repost of a drawing by the Doctor of Diamagnetism.

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Lemon Djinn

121231 Monday — Mr. Tux Says

121213. Mr. Tux Says.

1.
I've made a forum script in PHP
You see
I'm an old-fashioned guy
I like nano
2.
My old PC is dying
But no time for crying
There are griefers and hackers
With whom to deal
This stuff is real
3.
I've got a distro to make
Then my sister and I a cake
Will bake
For Goodness Sake
Time it's a-flying
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Mr. Tux Says

170327 Monday — The Lever Documentation Song

170327. The Lever Documentation Song.

This is a song that I wrote to celebrate the creation of a new language, Lever, the one by Cheery in Finland.

1.
Lever is a language clever,
Pour a bever-
age and review. Code shall ensue.
This I tell you true
2.
Lever Python is not
Lever is a language hot
Here is what with it you can do
You can a tasty beverage brew
Color the sky a new shade of blue
3.
Lever has Python-isms
Similar concepts through shiny new prisms
But there are no schisms
Like Ruby and Perl, boy and girl,
the languages are friends, though it depends
4.
Here is Lever's setup,
no need to get up,
relax and review. Details are here for you
Prepare for fun under the Finnish sun
because of documentation there is a ton
5.
Lever is a language clever,
Pour a bever-
age and review. Code shall ensue.
Lever See-Saw
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