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Rated: 18+ · Other · Computers · #1717263
A spoof of "The Raven", a humorous look at one man's battle with his computer.
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Once upon an evening dreary, whilst I pondered, weak and weary
over many a quaint and curious volume of PHP Galore!,
While I nodded, nearly sleeping, suddenly there came a beeping,
as if an error were seeping deep into my Intel Core.
“‘Tis another segfault”, I muttered, disturbing my processor,
“Reboot, computer--I implore!”

Now at this point I should probably mention, for those of you who are paying attention,
that I’ve had my share of woes, and troubles with this computer before.
Sometimes it would crash and bang; Internet Explorer would hang,
I’d use some expressive slang, and stomp my feet upon the floor.
So I began to search for something, that could my sanity restore.
I could not take it anymore.

I remember it as if I were sober; it was early June (or late October),
when I removed the evil Windows, the operating system I abhor.
My hard drive light was always flashing, while the pagefile it was hashing,
It was just in the process of crashing, when I finally said “NO MORE!”
“I must have Linux”, I sputtered, as I opened IEXPLORE,
The download was a simple chore.
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