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December 8th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Now maybe I’m not hip anymore and maybe we geeks just aren’t very “cool” but darn it, we can sing! I’ve been meaning to mention Roumen‘s NetBeans song for some time now. First of all, the lyrics are fantastic but you really need to listen to him sing it! If you don’t think NetBeans is worth checking out yet, the song should convince you ;)

When I first stumbled on the NetBeans Song, I certainly didn’t realize that this was a trend! Today I was catching up on some of my podcasts when I gave Michael Mahemoff’s Basics of Ajax podcast a listen. Ajax Patterns is a great resource (I’m very interested in the book!) and I also enjoy Software As She’s Developed. What really stood out in this particular podcast though was the very end where he included OK-Cancel‘s first-rate HCI Rap “We Got It.” Now, you really have to be a geek to fully appreciate it but trust me, you have to give this a listen! I’m a closet HCI guy and I was really jamming along, but, apparently I still can’t dance… Are there other examples of geek music out there?

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  1. derek
    May 2nd, 2006 at 22:22 | #1

    One of my favorites was the song about the DeCSS code – http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/DeCSS/Gallery/css_descramble_joe_wecker.mp3

    I also recall a song about CARP from the BSD guys, and now discover there is a whole heap of songs with mp3 and ogg recording at http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html.

    Then there was a recording of Stallman singing the free software song, and various remixes – http://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.html

    Lastly the recording at http://rathergood.com, although mybe not geeky, may appeal to geeks (they appeal to me, especially “we Like the Moon” http://www.rathergood.com/moon_song/)

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