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Legacy Man

Legacy Man

by Mauriat Miranda (with apologies to Billy Joel)

It’s nine o’clock on a Wednesday The regular files are looking neat There’s an old dev sitting next to me Trackin’ bugs in his Excel spreadsheet

He says, “Son, can you debug this memory I’m not really sure how it works But it’s bad and discrete and I knew it complete When I wrote a younger man’s code.”

La la la, di da da La la, di di da da dum

Write us a hack, you’re the legacy man Write us a hack tonight Well, we’re not in the mood for an upgrade And you’ve got it compiling all right

Now John in support is a friend of mine He helps me debug in C And he’s quick with a fix or promoting Linux But there’s some apps that he’d rather see

He says, “Bill, I believe this is boring me.” As his mouse clicks away through his trace “Well I’m sure that I could sell iPhone apps If I could get out of this place”

Oh, la la la, di da da La la, di da da da dum

Now Santosh is a database analyst Who never has time for his wife And he’s talkin’ with Louie, who codes like a newbie And probably will do for life

And the IT are enforcing policies As the senior devs slowly check nodes Yes, they’re using an app they call hopelessness But it’s better than writing new code

Write us a hack, you’re the legacy man Write us a hack tonight Well, we’re not in the mood for an upgrade And you’ve got it compiling all right

It’s a pretty big patch for a testing day And the managers change the release ‘Cause they know that today, there is nothing I’d say To cause their process to cease

And the desktop, it looks like a Commodore And the Microsoft disks are near And they run all their builds and think bugs are all killed And say, “Man, how is this workin’ here?”

Oh, la la la, di da da La la, di da da da dum

Write us a hack, you’re the legacy man Write us a hack tonight Well, we’re not in the mood for an upgrade And you’ve got it compiling all right

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1 Comments:

  • Maria on September 16, 2012 - 10:22 PM

    is an excellent tool for pgarroms you don’t have the source to. I play World Of Warcraft under wine and it works as good as it does on windows.Wine libraries are not proper Linux’ they are a compatibility layer so that you can write for windows and run on Linux. This means that every bug in the windows API must be reproduced in wine for compatibility. If you look at the link in my last comment you’ll see that for sandboxing Google is using windows security models for the sandbox. I suspect that those security layers don’t exist in wine, or the ones that do are probably stubs that simply tell the program that its functioning but don’t really do anything. The Windows security models simply don’t translate directly to Linux so any security wine provides will not be the same as what is on windows.