I think I read this story before, but it’s good enough that I’ll link to it this time. I was getting kind of bummed by the COBOL-like language I’m learning now, but I’m grateful that at least it’s not assembly (and I only really programmed in assembly with MIPS, not the supposedly hairier but more standard x86 architecture). I may miss out on the sort of wackiness described in the link, but such things are better enjoyed vicariously. Comedy is you falling to your death down an open sewer-hole, tragedy is me getting a papercut.

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