Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Interactive story

Scene opens with a long shot. Location: Top secret Nuclear Missile Command. People are milling around. Suddenly the door opens and a harried looking man rushes inside. He is the NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER. He is on the verge of panic.

NSA: Who's the lead programmer here? Where is he?

An intern points towards a lonely guy sitting in a cubicle on the far end. The guy JOE is fat, almost bald. He's wearing a faded t-shirt and drinking coffee from a paper cup. The NSA runs over to the cubicle.

NSA: Quick! We have no time to lose. We have to override the launch command!

JOE: Hey! calm down, man! What happened?

NSA: A janitor accidentally pressed the deploy button on our ICBM control! The missiles are pointed directly towards us! If you don't override the launch we'll all die! HURRY!


JOE is a programmer.

24 comments:

Sachin said...

ROTFL :D

Anand M.S said...

LOL. Really good one dude!

Raju said...

Sellout!

Ram's Blog said...

Excellent One Priyananda :-)

Raghuram (AJ) said...

The God of Tale things!

Raghavendra Raichur said...

Why no C#?
Microsoft has a 'Top secret nuclear missile disabling group' which in fact receives over a billion dollars in funding from the Melinda-Gates foundation.

So all you have to do is Launch IE 9, sign in with your Live ID and Bing for the solution which is well documented as an interactive PPTX on a centralized SharePoint server managed efficiently on a cloud by Windows Azure!

Rakesh said...

chindi!

Vagmi said...

What happened to the lisp programmer?
(define *lisp-version* "
Joe meditates a bit on the code.

Types in a macro (stop-wmd) and then goes on to define one with (defmacro stop-wmd ...) and executes it with M-Butterfly from his emacs slime buffer. ")

But I liked the agile one. This is why you should always mock external interfaces in your unit test.

Raghavendra Raichur said...

I loved the LaTex and Agile ones in particular!

Avi said...

Awesome... loved it! :)

GSai said...

LOL! Loved the Agile stuff. ;)

ralu said...

lol.. loved agile part!!!

Nithin Bekal said...

Thank you for giving agile programmers a good name. ;) But remember, we usually write as little testing code as we can get away with. :P

Masoom said...

Awesome - All geeks would have loved it. By the way- what language did you use to create that drop down thing? Really cool !

Pratik said...

ahh nice1!

shrijith said...

rofl..good one

The God Of Tall Things said...

@Masoom Blogspot allows javascript code now. I wrote an eventhandler on the combobox to make the sections visible/invisible based on what is selected.

MYSTERY OF MY SPIRIT said...

Unbelievably geeky !!! Superb !!

mochachilo said...

PERL!! nooooooo!! But, I'll have to agree, agile was awesome!

Manu said...

That's a lovely one! Best geek story in the recent times.

Manu said...

I think the best one was the LaTeX guy's! :D

Anonymous said...

he he he! ROTFL :D
Keep it up
Write some on testers too! :)

Devadutta D Ghat said...

aah.. and then there is the LISP programmer

who writes a recursive program to first find the next largest prime number followed by the missile disarming code.

Why? Just because LISP can do anything.

He compiles, finds out he is missing one parentheses somewhere in

(*code*(((*code*(((*some moe code* () () () ()(((((((())))) ((((deffun disarmMissile( ))))))))))

Varun said...

Awesome. Loved the Agile part.