Sunday, December 29, 2013

#FiveWordTechHorrors - a trending Twitter hashtag

By Vasudev Ram

Saw this trending Twitter hashtag after I posted this tweet:

Internal reprogrammability - Martin Fowler:… #programming

and then, out of curiosity, clicked on the #programming hashtag in it, to see some other tweets with that hashtag.

Was interested to see, as a result of the click, some tweets by various people, some well-known, with another hashtag, #FiveWordTechHorrors.

So I thought up one of my own:

The production server is down. #FiveWordTechHorrors.

because it reminded of a command given in haste by a colleague of mine, way back, on the root console of a UNIX server, in a factory with many people using that server for work:

You just typed init 0. #FiveWordTechHorrors

(He typed it without informing the users in advance, and as root :-)

And here is another one:

Your application crashed. Reinstall Windows. #FiveWordTechHorrors

Here is a Mashable story about FiveWordTechHorrors.

Apropos, this Google search for the term origin of Twitter hashtag is interesting.

Happy New Year to my readers.

- Vasudev Ram - Dancing Bison Enterprises

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