Reply to post: Re: They woke up

Open-source vuln db closes – plenty of taking and not a lot of giving

Someone_Somewhere

Re: They woke up

>Pencil, paper, and an opcode table. You can implement a simple Forth compiler in under 1000 bytes, and use that to bring up the rest of the system. Worst case, you'd have to program it in bit-by-bit using toggle switches. :)

Many, many moons ago, I got my hands on.. can't remember the title /exactly/ but it was something along the lines of 'The Sex Lives of Computer Programmers'.

As I recall it, the sex life of the assembly programmer was: Using a protractor and propelling pencil, you spend months planning how you will make love to your girlfriend but, when the time comes, you're enthusiastically buggering the cat. Afterwards you pretend that was what you meant to do all along. :D

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