[vcf-midatlantic] computer superstitions
mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Tue Oct 22 18:53:42 EDT 2019
On Tue, 22 Oct 2019, Douglas Crawford via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On 10/17/2019 7:04 AM, Jeffrey Brace via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 5:57 AM Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> "Scandinavia and the World" is an online comic with an International
>>> This time literally:
>>> looking that up leads to:
>>> Kuai Kuai culture is a phenomenon in Taiwan
>>> wherein workers put snacks of the "Kuai Kuai" brand next to or on top
>>> of machines.
>>> Workers who do this believe that,
>>> because the name of the snack -
>>> "Kuai Kuai" - stands for "obedient" or "well-behaved,"
>>> it will make a device so adorned function without errors.
>>> As such, it can be commonly found in myriad places of work in Taiwanese
>>> A rigid set of best practices has arisen surrounding the proper use of
>>> Kuai Kuai snacks,
>>> such as using green bags only, and ensuring the snacks are not expired.
>>> other programming/computer superstitions:
>>> and kinda related to that:
>>> -- jeff jonas
> Holmdel's Computer Lab kept an image of a mythical beauty on the console
> their IBM 370 who allegedly presided over the integrity of every opcode and
> data fetch.
My superstition is this:
Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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