Blue Screened

Summary: It takes a special brand of operating system to make suffering reliable.

I stared at the evil computer which had just eaten an hour of coding. It crashed during a repository commit, so it was gone for good.

"Why haven't you upgraded? Linux out of the picture?" my colleague asked.

"The client wants it done in Windows," I said. "So, I'll reboot it for now."

I entered my two-part passphrase. What is Melinda's nickname for Bill? Microsoft.

I smiled, even though I knew it was futile.