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Monday, May 29, 2006

The Computer Is Speaking In Tongues

Last Tuesday...

'Kai Shi Li Yin,' says the computer suddenly, making me almost spill my "coffee" everywhere. What the Heck was that all about? At around the same time the printer starts to print something. 'Li Yin Wam Bi,' it proclaims a few moments later before falling silent. I inform "Bernie" about the situation.

'Possessed by demons? I don't think so,' he reassures me.
'It was saying weird things to me just a moment ago.'
'Were you printing something?'
'Just some jpegs of women inserting various fruits in themselves.'
'Well that's it then,' he says, exhaling some nicotine smoke,' some smartass set the computer language on Korean or something years ago. Haven't been able to remove it since. Everyone who has worked in the office for sometime ends up learning a bit of Korean.'

It's amusing to know that there have been a succession of admin girls that have passed through the Gambit Bar who have inadvertently learnt some almost useless phrases in an Asian tongue. Perhaps one day they'll find themselves in Korea and be able to amaze the natives with how fluently they can utter the phrases 'Printing in progress', 'Paper is jammed' and 'Need more ink'.

Its origin and purpose still a total mystery,

Note: Due to extreme laziness I haven't checked to see if I've spelled the Korean words right or even if the language IS Korean. If anyone actually knows give me an email.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of ink, when are we going to find out what happened to that nasty sea creature?

8:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you ever itchy in the bits between your fingers?

posting here just to annnoy the other annonymous :o)

11:01 am  
Blogger Fatman said...

Does anyone else wonder if I've made these Anonymouses up just to pad out the comments bit? But instead of saying nice things about my writing the nature of my insanity forces me to heckle myself ('Bring back LEVIATHAN!')or to ask about the itchiness of the bits between my fingers.

1:42 pm  
Anonymous lisa said...

Mmm this post desperately needs comments. Was an interesting post though :)

1:59 pm  
Blogger Fatman said...

Lisa- I think what you meant to say is 'this blog desperately needs comments'. And the author (sic) desperately needs more friends. Thanks for dropping in.

3:13 pm  

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