The geek songbook – part 1

With a few wee technical troubles at work, I’ve been contributing to the intellectual discussion by more poetry. Then I decided that the BLUES were the go.

Turns out writing anything much as a blues tune is a snap. Just put yourself in the mind of some big soulful black American, grab a bunch of cliches, and go.

Completely off topic of the work technical troubles, this one just came to me. Any under the age of about 40 won’t have a clue what any of this is about.

Oh ah got the blues…
the IBM acronymn blues…

See mah DASD has stopped a spinnin
Mah IPL wont load
Mah VTAMs gone to hell n back
And ah dont know what to do

Ah got the blues
The IBM acronymn blues

Mah TSO won’t login
Mah SPF’s in smoke
Ah can’t get past the CMS
And mah MVS aint stoked

Ah got the blues
The IBM acronymn blues

See now mah JCL has hit the fan
Mah CICS aint kickin ass
Mah IMS cant index
Aaaaaaaaand the COBOLs in the pan

Ah got the bluessssssssssssss
The Iiii Bbbbbbbb Mmmmmmmm acronymn bluesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

Now if this is what I can do in 5 minutes at lunch break, just imagine what I can do given 1/2 an hour !


Ahhh, SPF.. System Productivity Facility
We had other names for it..

Comment by Paul P. | May 7th, 2008 5:43 pm | Permalink

[...] Original post by Wally [...]

Comment by The geek songbook - part 1 | May 7th, 2008 5:25 pm | Permalink

You could give up your day job!

Comment by MillyMoo | May 9th, 2008 7:55 am | Permalink

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