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Chaos in Computer

A TV can insult your intelligence, but nothing rubs it in like a computer. I have realized this truth more after taking computer science; engaging myself for 4 years of never ending torture in Bachelor degree. Yes, after going through this hell, you could easily survive the worst while you jump into the fire from the fry pan. Either you're getting fried or becoming delicious kebab in the job market anyway that’s what we are being taught by teachers. There were many strange, chaotic, wayward and senseless thoughts that kept growing in my hairy head; I’m going to share a few of them with you today. It’s better to mention that each pieces of thought has nothing to do with the other.


This used to be a hot topic in our operating system classes- rivalry between Linux and Windows. None of us were expert on Linux yet we were all against Windows with enough reasons given by gurus. I thought, the nice thing about Windows - it does not just crash; it actually displays a dialogue box and lets you press OK first. So, who to blame? Bill Gates always kept his escape gates open which is miserably tough to catch up. Thanks God, we never paid a penny for Windows.

Error: Press any key except... no, No, NO NOT THAT ONE! Oh Gosh … now what? Sweet heart, you have pushed the wrong button and therefore be prepared for the wild aftermath or pay us to be ingenuinely genuine!


Any system or program, however complicated, when looked at in exactly the right way will become even more complicated. They first seemed to me as alien languages, I understood nothing yet excited- now I only understand when exactly I piss off an alien from the space. Later, understood that the alien is none but this piece of machine called computer, always pissed off at me! To err is human, but to really screw things up requires a computer. Bad command or filename? Go stand in the corner. It all started with C code. C code run. Run, code, run! PLEASE! Oh, night passed but I could not remove that error my code always cryptically kept to make other programmers confused, those who writes alien codes all day and night long. Programmer: An ingenious device that converts caffeine into code. A computer program will always do what you tell it to, and seldom what you want it to.


When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it's probably obsolete. After months of training, when you finally understand all of a programs command, the new revised edition arrives with a new command structure. Is it like the relationship where you feed your girlfriend over the years and entertain her on phone telling jokes or listening to her boring crap about shoes or lipsticks each night just to ruin your student life, you waste national resources such as petrol, CNG on your vehicle only to find out that she is going to ditch you since you are not understanding or sweet enough anymore; the truth behind is that she has got someone richer and dumber now! So you could breathe again or quite not the opposite, you’re obsolete anyway. I don’t know if they ever feel embarrassed. Do files get embarrassed when they're unzipped? Error!!!

Ask not for whom the bell tolls. Let the machine get it.

Shopnil Mahmud

Shopnil Mahmud

A software engineer with avid interest on any form of arts and philosophy. Likes to write codes for a living and poetry for the soul. Currently residing in Toronto, originally from Bangladesh.

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