The Success Hoax (Résumé of a Dinosaur)
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carlafischerAuthoress · System Programmer
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Time is fleeting in computer business and thus you're old in no time. This algorithm helps me to preserve my skills! ;)

The Success Hoax (Résumé of a Dinosaur)

by carlafischer

Read this first.

OK, let’s do this!

ALGORITHM "The Success Hoax" IS

STEP 1 STOP "Studying old things" AND "Fixing legacy systems" AND "Inventing new things"

STEP 2 FORGET ABOUT "Philosophy" AND "Writing" AND "Freelancing"

STEP 3 RETURN TO "University" STEP 4 GET DEGREE "BSEE" RESULT IN ^Box

STEP 5 ## Just to be sure ;) IMPROVE SKILL PASS EXAM "MSEE" RESULT IN ^Try INCASE ^Try FAILED REPEAT

STEP 6 GET DEGREE "MSEE" RESULT IN ^Box LEAVE "University" STEP 7 COMBINE ^Box WITH "All my present-day experience"

STEP 8 TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO "June 1979" GET COPY OF "IEEE Computer, Issue No. 6, Vol.12"

STEP 9 READ "Adverts" APPLY ## :D

ENDOFALGORITHM "The Success Hoax"

— Carla Fischer carlafischer.tumblr.com

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carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
Sorry, sorry, sorry ... ad infinitum that it took me sooo long to answer your wonderful comments. Hey, look at the timestamps, more than 10 d! That's a new record of mine. Yah---boo!! :D But it keeps getting better ... I hope so. @sydney Thank you so much, I am very appreciative!! Yes, the thing is pretty funny but you know what? I learned my own lesson and found a way to ... ah, re-read the story, you will find out by yourself. ;) More on that later. @bernardtwindwil Awww, so wonderful I could make you love another piece of mine. I am so sorry I could not be thus prolific here as I wished but, that will change soon. With the "(g|c)lue" above-mentioned found, I feel much more comfortable with Comma again; and with my new short story out the way, I gained more time for some new pretty little works I will post here. And yes, I have missed your comments. :) I'll be back!

bernardtwindwilGold CommaGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
a year agoReply
Wow. This was a fascination view into the esoteric realm of programming language. I loved the way you took a medium thought of as dry and inarticulate into a wonderful poem/lesson. I loved it. Your creativity is phenomenal. I have missed your posts.

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
Wow!!! Fascinating lesson!!

carlafischerBronze CommaAuthoress · System Programmer
a year agoReply
The advert shown was published in IEEE Computer, Issue No. 6, Vol. 12, June 1979 when present day was just tomorrow. The hoax is written in µODE (my brainchild in progress) using its versatile ALGORITHM structure. Except for a few keywords such as TRAVEL or DEGREE and some grammatical flaws I threaded into the program text (to make it a hoax, actually), the language is real and this is how algorithms are expressed in it, principally.