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just one more hack geek song

This week on Musical Geek Friday the only song ever about a debugger - Just One More Hack and I'll Put It on the Net!

This song is written and performed by Mark Wheadon.

He says that once, when he worked for The Kent Koftware Tools Group, he had a colleague Mark Russell who was working on a debugger. This guy had been working on this debugger for quite some time, but he'd never got around to releasing it. There was always a new feature, some new functionality that absolutely had to be added before it could be released to the world. After a while this started getting silly, and so for a laugh Mr. Wheadon wrote a song entitled "Just One More Hack and I'll Put It on the Net" to see if he could chivvy him along.

Here it is! The Just One More Hack geek song (also know as "the ups song"):

[audio:http://www.catonmat.net/download/mark_wheadon-just_one_more_hack.mp3]

Download this song: just one more hack.mp3 (musical geek friday #7)
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Here is the lyrics of the Just One More Hack song:

Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
...

Well, I've written a debugger and it suits me just fine
it'll chase away your problems, turn your water into wine
it's got so many features, in fact it's bloody clever
if it can't solve your problem then your problem probably never can be solved
so you might as well pack it on in,
coz it's the best debugger that there's ever been.

Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
...

It's got everything you wanted, everything you desire
it'll handle fancy structures, set your soul on fire
it'll indirect through pointers, and catch a falling star
and if you ask it nicely it'll pop off to the bar and tell your friends
how to solve the problems they're in,
coz it's the best debugger that there's ever been.

Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
...

So if you've got a nasty problem and your data structure's bent
and your pointer's in a tangle with your structure elements
if you're losing all your memory coz your allocator leaks
and your girl's getting nasty coz she's not seen you for weeks
then stoke up Mark's debugger and you know it'll win,
coz it's the best debugger that there's ever been....

Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
Just one more hack and then I'll put it on the net,
...

Download "Just One More Hack" Song

Download this song: just one more hack.mp3 (musical geek friday #7)
Downloaded: 10670 times

Download lyrics: just one more hack lyrics (musical geek friday #7)
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Click to listen:
[audio:http://www.catonmat.net/download/mark_wheadon-just_one_more_hack.mp3]

Have fun and until next geeky Friday! :)

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Comments

Mark Wheadon Permalink
May 30, 2008, 16:35

Yo! Fame at last :-)

Mark

ulzha Permalink
May 30, 2008, 18:02

Best of MGF so far, really enjoyable

May 30, 2008, 19:54

@Mark
Nice job! The songs in my playlist now.

May 31, 2008, 13:06

Mark, thanks for stopping by! Your song is excellent!
ulzha, yeah, this is one of the best MGFs. I personally liked Leech Axss as well.
Binny V A, :)

June 02, 2008, 00:57

more to the point, did he ever release the debugger?

October 18, 2013, 21:40

Cuma geceleri için şarkı arayanlar bu listeyi incelemeli.

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