Pages or blog posts tagged “FlashFiction”:

  • Land Of The Pea Sea

    Long ago, in the days when all disks flopped in the breeze and the writing of words was on a star, the Blue Giant dug for the people the Pea Sea. But he needed a creature who could sail the waters, and would need for support but few rams. So the Gateskeeper, who was said to be both micro and soft, fashioned a Dosfish, who was small and spry, and could swim the narrow sixteen-bit channel.…

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  • God Used C++

    July 17 1994. Bowman Oddy Computer Cluster Here I am sitting in front of a Macintosh IIci. I am watching out just in case anyone witness me sitting in front of a Mac. I am an anti MAC but what the heck there’s no PC around. PC users will forgive me ... I hope. I met God the other day, he’s such a funny guy. He creates people for a living. I mean, who would do s…

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  • Alice In Unixland

    by Lincoln Spector, Texas Computer Currents, September 1989 Alice was reading the message on her monitor and beginning to suspect that everything was not as it should be. "Program too big to fit in memory," it read. "Curiouser and curiouser," she said, "All I did was load fourteen TSRs before starting my word processor.With four megabytes, I wish …

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  • Test Of Love

    By S. I. Kishor Six minutes to six, said the clock over the information booth in New York’s Grand Central Station. The tall young Army officer lifted his sunburned face and narrowed his eyes to note the exact time. His heart was pounding with a beat that choked him. In six minutes he would see the woman who had filled such a special place in his life for the past 18 months, th…

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  • The First CS Teacher

    For years I badgered my mother with questions about whether Santa Claus is a real person or not. Her answer was always "Well, you asked for the presents and they came, didn't they?" I finally understood the full meaning of her reply when I heard the definition of a virtual device: "A software or hardware entity which responds to commands in a manner indistinguishable from the rea…

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  • Memo To All North Pole Staff

    Memo: To all North Pole Staff Subject: Restructuring at the North Pole The recent announcement that Donner and Blitzen have elected to take the early reindeer retirement package has triggered a good deal of concern about whether they will be replaced, and about other restructuring decisions at the North Pole. Streamlining was appropriate in …

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