Sunday, August 30, 2009

You know you're a nerd

When you have dreams about having Harry Potter-esque powers (only cooler, since they are actually more derived from inFamous), and your spellbook is ~/spells, and the spells are things like /usr/local/bin/force-majeure.

I was a total badass, too.

Then I woke up.

(Normally I don't remember my dreams, but for a CS major this was a pretty cool one.)


abby said...

You know you have a problem when you start dreaming in UNIX.

Travis B. Hartwell said...


This reminds me of the Wizardry series of books from Rick Cook (See especially the links to the Baen Free library, the first two are available free online). The hero is a computer programmer that is brought by magic into a magical realm and he learns magic and actually writes a compiler for magical routines. Quite entertaining. Not exactly high fiction, but entertaining none-the-less.