All Geek to Me

January 19, 2008

Geek Poetry

Filed under: Geek Stuff — britinla @ 3:04 am

My wife described a colleague as a Geek with a Poets soul.  That remark started a discussion about the idea of Geek Poetry. I offer an example of the form here, which may be a reason why Poetry should stay in the soul of Geeks and not move to their fingers:

Some people call me a foolish dreamer
But I want a perfect database schema
With every table in third normal form
And proper documentation as the norm
No file with all values for the domain
For that makes my SQL look quite insane
I surely should not need to pray to God
To get a database that pleases Boyce-Codd


  1. […] Check out the poem on the All Geek to Me blog. […]

    Pingback by Geek poetry inspiration « ilegirl — January 19, 2008 @ 4:53 pm

  2. Sterling!

    Comment by ilegirl — January 19, 2008 @ 4:56 pm

  3. As it is Burns Night, I will ignore him and present a poem in the style of William McGonagall.

    The server hummed and buzzed in it’s cage
    Whilst all the users revolted in a rage
    For their email they can nae read
    “Blame Microsoft!” the geek doth plead
    “Do’na make me bleed”

    Comment by @mmonyte — January 25, 2008 @ 9:28 pm

  4. Challenge: can either of you find a rhyme for this phrase –

    It was a legacy application

    Comment by ilegirl — January 26, 2008 @ 8:10 am

  5. It was a legacy application,
    written for a radio station,
    the tunes it held,
    very rarely smelled,
    except when the DJ tried an unauthorised integration

    Comment by @mmonyte — January 27, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

  6. ‘Gal,

    Most of my poetry is “inspired” by exposure to this lot

    Ask David to teach you the ancient British game of Mornington Cresent.


    Comment by @mmonyte — January 27, 2008 @ 8:40 pm

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