Lan's Laughter by iodine
Lan's Laughter by iodine
iodine legend
Im sorry, Dave, but I cant do that.
I got to work late, and I thought I was safe
but the boss caught me up with a sadly short chase.
Being on time, that is why you were hired.
Now fix up this network or else youll be FIRED! It looked oh too easy, I had to stay late I was flipping through pages at ten after eight.
It was me and the server alone, just us two.
I wished that us techies werent so far and few.
Control-alt-delete, as I tried to reboot it
on try twenty-three I was ready to shoot it.
The cursor, it flickered, so gentle and soft, like the small beating wings of a hypnotized moth.
Try the reset button - File not found.
And then it proceeded to make a small sound.
It wasnt a beep, and it wasnt a squeal
More like the shriek of a rodent reveiled.
It must be a virus, I must wipe the RAM...
Id gone through much more than an average man.
I went for the power bar, pressed on the button
Was shocked into silence by the result - nuttin.
Instead of a menu, a password prompt blinked
I cursed at the cursor, which gleefully winked.
There went that noise again! How could it be?
That fickle compute was LAUGHING at me!
Rows upon rows of a blankness infernal -
I wanted to smash the non-compliant terminals.
I put down my printouts and went for my drill -
Resynching THIS sucker would sure be a thrill!
I unscrewed the cover and picked up the case -
A gigavolt charge put me flat on my face!
I ran the hell out while my hair was still smoking -
My skins got more worth than my co-workers joking.
Resounding inside, from the floor to the rafters,
the digitized noise of the stubborn LANs Laughter.