Songsincode: Popular Songs Written in Computer Code

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Many people, well, geeks, are participating in a Twitter meme where lyrics to well-known songs are rendered in computer code.

If you don’t get it: songsincode tries to display either a title of a song or part of its lyrics (as some songs are more known by the refrain than their title – for example there is no such thing as “all the lonely people” by The Beatles) in code. This could be PHP, JavaScript or any other language. For this, sad geeks clever people use code constructs like if statements and loops to describe conditions and repetition. If you don’t get it, don’t feel left behind, it is hard core geek.

Chris Heilmann has more examples.

[via b3ta]

Update: Check out the origins of the meme.

[Thanks, Andy!]

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10 Responses to Songsincode: Popular Songs Written in Computer Code

  1. QA Defect Ticket 200908221103

    Title: Lola is lost

    Defect Type: Data Error

    Severity: 1 (critical)

    Priority: 1 (immediate)

    Module: Lola

    Description:

    The code specifies Lola's location to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But this is not "North of Havana".

    Havana, Cuba is more than 40° north of Rio de Janeiro, and is nearly as far north as you can get on the island of Cuba.

    Clearly, the song specifications, per Manilow, are specifying an alternate Copacabana. Lola will be even more hopelessly lost than in the lyrics.

  2. QA Defect Ticket 200908221103
    Title: Lola is lost
    Defect Type: Data Error
    Severity: 1 (critical)
    Priority: 1 (immediate)
    Module: Lola
    Description:
    The code specifies Lola’s location to be in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But this is not “North of Havana”.

    Havana, Cuba is more than 40° north of Rio de Janeiro, and is nearly as far north as you can get on the island of Cuba.

    Clearly, the song specifications, per Manilow, are specifying an alternate Copacabana. Lola will be even more hopelessly lost than in the lyrics.

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