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Billy T
07-06-2004, 05:15 PM
Computer haiku:
Each intended to amuse
They are your reality

Cheers

Billy 8-{)


Three things are certain:
Death, taxes and lost data.
Guess which has occurred.

The file you need
might be very useful.
But now it is gone

Windows NT crashed.
I am the Blue Screen of Death.
No one hears your screams.

Yesterday it worked.
Today it is not working.
Windows is like that.

Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, reboot.
Order shall return.

Wind catches lily,
scattering petals to the ground.
Segmentation fault.

With searching comes loss
and the presence of absence:
File not found.

The Web site you seek
cannot be located but
endless others exist.

You step in the stream,
but the water has moved on.
This page is not here.

Stay the patient course.
Of little worth is your ire.
The network is down.

No keyboard present.
Press F1 to continue.
Zen engineering.

This site has moved.
We'd tell you where, but then
we'd have to delete you.

First snow, then silence.
This thousand dollar screen dies
so beautifully.

Printer not ready.
Could be a fatal error.
Have a pen handy?

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
07-06-2004, 06:26 PM
Some aren't haikus, the'yre meant to be arranged in

First line 5 syllable
Second line 7 syllable
Third Line 5 syllable

Just having a look, a lot of the second lines only contain 6 syllables.

Billy T
07-06-2004, 06:36 PM
Sadly most readers wouldn't recognise that fact SY.

I posted them for fun though, not as an exercise in literary finesse.
Please excuse the shortcomings and enjoy the intent. Actually, it might be fun to try and rewrite them as true Haiku!

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

~~~~~ s y ~~~~~
07-06-2004, 07:05 PM
> Actually, it might be fun to try and rewrite them as
> true Haiku!

That was what I was thinking of doing, might schedule it for after the exams..... :D

Growly
09-06-2004, 06:33 PM
Hahaha, my French teacher read those out to the class 4 years ago :D

Baldy
09-06-2004, 06:54 PM
> Hahaha, my French teacher read those out to the class
> 4 years ago :D

Were you in the same class as Billy, Growly?

Billy T
09-06-2004, 09:10 PM
When I learned French Baldy, the most modern computer was the Sperry Univac 1108 I think. You flatter me with suggestions of eternal youth.:D

That's one of the nice things about PF1, you have no idea how old a contributor is (though with a few you might guess early second childhood) and even gender is open to guesswork. I just noticed the other day that a contributor I had always thought of as male was in fact female. :8}

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Incidentally Growly, what was your teacher doing
reading out faux Japanese haiku in a French lesson?

Murray P
09-06-2004, 09:47 PM
No matter that they have been seen before they are new to some (me). They're also a vast improvement on some of the haiku I have seen, which is admittedly not alot due to my lack of any desire to see more.

> I just noticed the other day
> that a contributor I had always thought of as male
> was in fact female. :8}

What in particular was it that you "noticed " Billy that led you to come to your conclusion. Do you think they sought proper medical advice?

Cheers Murray ;P

Billy T
09-06-2004, 10:10 PM
The poster used a feminine expression in connection with herself.

Of course, I could be wrong.:|

Cheers

Billy 8-{)

Murray P
09-06-2004, 10:19 PM
Hmm.. I think it will require further proof for you to safely reach the conclusions you have. Gender can be aa very tricky thing to pin down you know, Billy. IMHO, computers are much safer territory but, now that you have started there is a task to be completed. ;)

Cheers Murray ;P

Billy T
10-06-2004, 09:01 AM
*cough*

I do not think it would be wise for me to expand on my comments Murray, the consequences of any unfortunate inferences could be horrendous. One can so easily draw erroneous conclusions from simple words. :O

Anyway, I have to go now, my girdle is killing me and I need to adjust it before I go to work.

Cheers

Billy 8-{) :|

beetle
10-06-2004, 12:04 PM
Ok BT im picking you have some people intrigued as to who you are talking about......

this often happens here, missinterprtation i mean.....

give us a hint ????

a long term pf1 person you mean? or a new comer?

?:|

choccy fish help???? :D

beetle

Young Tom
10-06-2004, 12:13 PM
Beetle.

These matters are best left to those who are in to the nebulous.

Winston001
10-06-2004, 12:18 PM
>
> These matters are best left to those who are in to
> the nebulous.

Yikes! From haiku to cosmology. Who says PF1 is just for geeks! ]:)

Jen C
10-06-2004, 12:23 PM
Give up guys, I doubt you are going to weasel out the juicy details from Billy T now. :D

But yes, gender is hard to determine from people's user names - not that it really should make a difference anyway. I have seen some names which are very clearly feminine, yet the user's profile details has a very distinct male name eg, a username of Katie, and then having John under their profiles [note: names given in example are made up and used just to illustrate my point]. :p


disclaimer:
DEFINITION OF GUYS:
"PERSON -- used in plural form to refer to the members of a group regardless of sex" ;-)

beetle
10-06-2004, 12:41 PM
Spoil me fun.....


glad youre back sweetie Thom....:D

and Winston just get rid of the bottles first before ya start spouting things..... finish the first job before starting the next like...... :p
all rosy now.

and cosmology? astrology????


?:|

beetle

Murray P
10-06-2004, 03:45 PM
I think if we pulled the right strings :O Billy might cough up.

Cheers Murray ;P

Young Tom
11-06-2004, 03:16 PM
Nebulous....Lacking definition or definite content.


Do try not to limit your vocab Win.

I keep My eye on you when I can Beetle.

Winston001
11-06-2004, 04:46 PM
> Nebulous....Lacking definition or definite content.
>

Well that says it all Tom. :D

beetle
12-06-2004, 01:58 PM
So got to be good then huh?


just what to limit myself to be good at is the question :p

beetle

Greg S
12-06-2004, 02:23 PM
>
disclaimer:
> DEFINITION OF GUYS:
> "PERSON -- used in plural form to refer to the
> members of a group regardless of sex" ;-)

A bit like "man" embraces woman