Oof! What a long day!

I had a great memory today while programming - I was checking some code into CVS (a document versioning system) and I remembered back in 1999 when I was working for Kinecta corp. One of the other programmers was a young guy named Adam. He was like 18. We called him Shaft because he just sorta liked it. One day I brought in an old Parliament disc and he went nuts over it, especially a song called "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)". Yes, I had to look that up. The song is great, it starts out with George Clinton doing a bird call and then they start with that word (Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) over and over again. The disc didn't have a jacket so Adam was nuts trying to figure out exactly what they were saying. Finally he found the exact word somewhere and memorized it. Hysterical.

The programming geek part comes in because every time you check in code using CVS you have to write a comment. It's part of the system. You're supposed to write legible comments so the rest of the world knows what you just changed. But Adam every once in while would write just Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop. CVS is known to have it's share of wacky code comments from techies high on too little sleep and too much Mountain Dew, but that definitely has to take the cake as the greatest non-sequiter CVS code comment ever.


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