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Fib Contest Contenders

Part of the Agile, Scrum, XP glossary:

Back to the Fib contest

Come

Please

Welcome

Have some pi?

How many digits?

Would you like a subscript with that?

We have an excellent infinite series today.

I'm sorry, but all of our third order equations are presently out of season.

However, may I suggest our finely solved differential equations, using only the very best LaPlace transforms to be found.

Oh Yes, most certainly, I am very very pleased to announce that we have many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse, and about the binomial theorem we are teeming with a lot of news.

Please help yourself to the three dimensional objects because I just finished stocking them with tetrahedrons, dodecahedrons, and icosahedrons,which you can tell are my favorite just by looking at my sinusoid here; but if three dimensions are more than you can handle, you will find some fresh two dimensional quadrilaterals there as well.

Johnny W Powell

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Hey!
My
laptop
Was attacked
By a bad virus.
Maybe I should call the geek squad

Oh
No
Trojans
Have chosen
To enter
The teraserver
Why didn't I subscribe to Norton?

Blake 

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One
One
Zero
One One ze-
Ro Binary
Count. Does not compute.Off. On. Ah! Hello World!

Terry Rempel-Mroz

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It's...
Not
Haiku!
(Three more lines)
But easy to do
With some effort, it even rhymes!

An.
Ode.
Should be.
Specific.
So this one is for:
Leonardo Fibonnacci

Stand
Here
And Watch
The Server
The Blue Screen of Death
Will Be Visiting Any Time

Punch
Punch
One Key
At a Time
I Remember Well
Watching the Card Stack Slowly Grow!

bit
byte
micro
computer
forty years ago
I did my work with a slide rule!

Joe Hullender

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Mary
Mary
Quite contrary
How does your
IT grow with SSLs and
CommandShells and pretty RAIDS all in a row

very
very
it's infinitary
how your IT
can grow with SSLs and
CommandShells and pretty RAIDS all in a row

Pamela L Crosby

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it's
time
for the
guillotine
for all so-called friends
who never answer my e-mails
I wonder which tune I should play during deletion
Another one bites the dust or Knocking on heaven's door – well, decisions, decisions

Ruth Mischler

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She
Sits
Types her
e-mail and
sends to waiting friends
pixels arrange themselves oddly
attachments are received by doting great-grandparent
message gives news but scrambled picture shows only pet kitten with bow, not great grandchild.

How
Often
Can I
Sit here and
Not go barking mad
The long-awaited e-mail comes
But I can't open it, I do not have the programme.

Shirley Limbert

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If
The
Daisy,
Columbine,
White calla lily,
Euphorbia and trillium
Can all understand Fibonacci, then why can't I?

John M. Slaby

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I
Searched
Google
What I found
Is an answer
Not to the question
But to someone else's answer

James R. Morris

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BIT
BASH
SNAP PEA
KORN COB PIP
WAV FDDI MIDI
PING PLATO, PIXEL PILOT, PING

Thomas Ryan

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Mouse
Clicks.
Keyboard
Fingers tap.
Fans hum and things beep
Technology sounds fill the air
Sweet and melodic like a symphony to us geeks.

John Peterson

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J

D

Edwards,

PeopleSoft,

Have been bought out by

Oracle, who crept through the night,

Looking for companies to fulfill their appetite

Planning to fuse all facets together with SOA, hoping everything falls right

But at the same time extending all software beyond twenty thirteen, as a way of appeasing all customers and displaying their might

Only time will tell - for there is only room for one Enterprise Resource Planning giant,Oracle or SAP, for businesses to flock to and businesses to praise; or is there morethan one that can remain in plain sight?

Nicholas S. Szmyd

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'k
Uh
time's short
so think fast
not to mention quick
if I talk like an artilect
wouldn't you really suspect what i might say or think?

Robert Holdcraft


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When
I
First heard
About Fib I
Was very excited about it,
So I decided to write a computer poem,
It is not as easy as it looks, and now my memory hurts!

Marilyn L. Kish Mason


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Here

Is

A puzzle

Find it out

Or, work very hard indeed

You can do it if you try hard

I tried and tried and then it clicked, I know the answer now

1 has 3, 2 has 3, 3 has 5, 4 has 4, 5 has 4, 6 has 3, 7 has 5,

8 has 5, 9 has 4 how many does 10 have? Is there a pattern? Is there a trick? If you can guess it then you are slick. If you can't guess don't despair.

Anonymous

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My
chair
is not
an Aeron
nor is my screen high res
woe are my back and eyes today

spring
comes
not as
a lamb or
a dewy flower
but as fast-acting nasal spray

why
I
complain?
'cause you read
so I type, not work.
I am a project manager

Oh,
this
one is
not so good.
I will practice more
after adjusting my bad chair

Patti Taylor
Sr. Business Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc.

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who
sed?
ed sed:
while true do
grep root at sea shadow
redirected to dev null done

Paul Finkel
above the fray, beyond reproach

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Fib
Lie?
Pretend
to know why
the more crucial the
job, the more likely the screen to
freeze. Did Fibonnaci mean us to lose everything?

Bobbie Schultz
University School of Nashville
Mathematics - 5th grade
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
Albert Einstein

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It
is
so sad
when you click
the X instead of
the little dash in the corner.

A
flash
of blue
with white words
here and gone in just a heartbeat
undeniable, irrevocable screen of death.

We
now
have learned
for certain
after many trials
that repeatedly pushing 'print'
will not fix the problem that the printer is having.

It
is
a fact.
Computers
only choose to crash
when we have forgotten to save.

It
is
proven
the best way
to guarantee that
your computer will crash is to
work on a critical document and never save.

Penny Phillips
HS Technology Coordinator
University School of Nashville

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cubicle paranoia

just
press
Alt Tab
so that woot
dot com will be gone
gone gone and fast-replaced by cad.

W. J. Hubbell
HS Technology Coordinator
University School of Nashville
5th Grade Science

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sip
pi
pincus
kissogram
gramaticoloog
logotherapeuten weten
wetenswaardigheden over ene pingala
galante gramaticus die het sanskriet gramaticaal mede heeft uitgelegd
uitgelegde wetenswaardigheden zijn te vinden bij de grote wiskundige Leonardo Pisaro ofte Fibonacci
( In the original Dutch )

sip
pi
pincus
kissogram
grammarianisp
speech therapists will know this much
much pieces of information about one certain pingala
galant grammarian who too explained us the grammar of the sanskriet language
languistic pieces of information are to be found with mathematician Leonardo Pisaro aka Fibonacci
( English translation )

Philip Meersman

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B
T
Is the
ISP.
Said the fault must be
In my LAN; he would, wouldn't he?

David Parish

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Ne'er
has
there been
a tougher
assignment than this.
Putting to lyric computer
terminology like megahertz, RAM, bytes and bits.

Fib?
Oh,
not she!
Be truthful,
that was her belief.
For liars will never prosper,
they will only be overcome with unending grief.

Fib?
Oh,
not she!
Be truthful,
that is her belief.
She warns XP is good enough.
Why learn Vista, this new OS, with the galleries?

Paul Catano
Owner, Computer Tamer


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Hey!
Today
can I say
that I want to play
this new game that, in a small way,
makes knowing mathematics and poetry Okay.

Laura Duey

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down
time
coffee
on keyboard
didn't want to build
any more spreadsheets, anyway

Cybering

words
can
make me
hot and then
something inside cries
'why don't you own a web cam, eh?'

one
good
image
is worth more
than all the words in
Funk & Wagnalls' dictionary

Isee
your cam
pic! are you
totally naked?
or just toying with me again?

wechat
about
life until
we begin to touch
in ways we cannot comprehend

whoare
you now?
a stranger?
or someone I can
safely park my lonely heart with?

sign
off
sleep well
tomorrow
shall we return to
continue our exploration?

link
drops
dammit
just when we
were making progress
now he'll think I don't like him [sigh]

Donna Gagnon

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Bits,
Bytes
Data!
Internet,
Web pages and blogs,
Information super-highway
Everything's connected like it's never been before.
We can all now find out pretty much everything we might ever need to know about.
So how come the only way I know that it's the night to leave out the trash is by noticing everyone else in the street has their trash out too?

Glen Edmonds

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Math
Has
Just now
Caught up with
Literature as
Fibonacci poetry moves
Into the mainstream of the nouveau technorati
We can have harmony if we can only get them to take an occasional bath.

Ed Swanson

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Why
do
nerdy
people come
up with such crazy
ideas such as math poetry?
Because they're brimming with unique creativity!

Princy Mehta

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Left
Click
Right click
The hand moves
Where would we be today
In our world without the ubiquitous mouse click
We click and cut, then paste the words from many sources, building pages
Scurrying like mice, taping busily on keys, the message is stored and shared on the world wide web for readers everywhere
Isn't it fun to think that we have the ability today to discover the world, visit our families and friends, see pictures and read words of others freely given, freely shared, as almost universal?

Diane Gardy
NVDS, Senior Network Analyst

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I
Was
Sitting
At the desk
In front of the screen
Learning to use the keyboard right.
In fact I was new to the class, and was not serene.
Using a program just to learn to type, I got funny glares from the left and the right.
Everyone else seemed like they knew everything, only one was nice to me; the old man teaching. I wondered how he, out of all those knew it all.

Akuwizard

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I
Tap
Once more
The keyboard
Hoping for a flash
Of life in the dead grey monitor
Only to despair as everything comes crashing down.

Ms Anupama Nandakumar

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A
Fib
Is no
Longer just
A downright untruth
But also a new toy for geeks
What will we find to get excited about next eh?

Chris Peregrine

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NO
ONE
TELLS THE
COMPUTER
THAT THE FAN IS DOWN
IT OVER HEATED AND BLEW ITS COOL

Huntley Orson

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Poems?
No!
And yet,
So oddly,
I think poetry,
Like programming, makes chaos sing.

Night.
Dark.
Sleepless,
Just sitting,
I should be coding,
But the Fibonacci calls me!

Void.
Mind.
Insight.
A language.
Organizing thoughts.
Like programming, the Fibonacci.

Sit.
Breathe.
Write code.
Debug it.
Then lose your focus
And dawdle over tech poetry.

Tom O'Connor, CFP, CFA

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Help
Desk
Support
Want users
to explain clearly
and listen very carefully

Dorinda Rodriguez

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Note-
pad.
Empty
space before
me fills me with dread.
Why can't this geek write poetry?

James Fallaw

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Geeks
And
Smart nerds
Cracked my box
And filled my unit
With jokes. I had to laugh and cry!

Bob Green
President and Creative Director, The Verdi Group, Inc.

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mouse
a mammal?
a pointing device!
difficult living without it
clicks are its simple gestures
from its buttons left, right and sometimes middle
single, double, multiple, click-and-drag, and right clicks
please, please click consciously, too much click can spoil your browse

Eric Villamor

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Fibbing
is
beautifully structured
but a pain
in the neck to get
naturally flowing words which make sense to anyone
gee I hope I win this contest, I would love a web cam

Claire Rourke

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Slow
Go
Uh-oh
Now blue screen
Last weeks work now lost
But who needs back-ups anyway?

Anonymous

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WEB
CAMS
CAN MAKE
INTERNET
SURFING GREAT FUN WITH
MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME

debbie mancil

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To
climb
a tall
Fijian
tree at age sixty-
two was Keith Richard's " plan." He fell,
true! But now he's googled "parachute" and has a clue.

Mike Burch

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Cable
Spagetti
Tangled mess
Things still work fine
Look the other way for now

Coffee
Email
Lazy day
All is well
Weekend with my lovely laptop

Panic
Server
All is lost
Goin' home anyway
Life's too short
Fix will wait till tomorrow

Fish
Motion
Blue water
Screen saver delight
No default look for me

Mary Boone

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Check
your
e-mail
once a day.
That is quite enough!
Then take the time you save that way,
and use it for a lot more illuminating stuff.

Stan Gibilisco
Prolific Science writer and longtime WhatIs.com freelancer

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Oil.
War.
Lives lost.
Deception.
Leave or stay debate.
Petro dollars over people.
Approval ratings force action, not moral values.
Empower our children to transform the world, with the power of one, collective voice

Deirdre Bradley

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A
Bright
Delight
Sweet springtime-
Tossing blossoms down
And littering sidewalks in town
Chittering squirrels and frozen bunny-statues rest-
Merrily we girls walk three abreast, gossiping like the chickadees above our heads
We marvel at the dwarf yellow iris…How many new types of flowers have popped up in our neighbors' "Keeping up with the Joneses" yards?

Carrie Chesbro


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spring
fall
summer
and winter
are the four seasons
even though out of order
they are still four beautiful seasons of the year.

phuongborla

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Here are a few totally ineligible entries from Whatissers and Tech Target colleagues:


Spam
Mail
Unwanted
Flooding your inbox
Phishing for personal data
Seemingly harmless junk mail slowing the servers down


Root
Kit
Hiding
Intruder
Seeking a back door

Bot
Net
Zombie
Computer
Networked to others
An army for spam and click fraud

(In response to note from Founding Editor Lowell Thing saying he'd need a couple of days)


Lowell
Thing
Editor
Needs time to ponder

Margaret Rouse
Director, WhatIs.com

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(Editor's note: This Fib uses zero syllables in the first line so it is necessary to pause slightly before reading it.)
Thing,
Lowell
Editor
Ponders, writes, sighs.

Lowell Thing
WhatIs.com Founder and Consulting Editor

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Feeling a life

"Why
am
I here?"
said the girl
with the long blond hair.
She didn't see that while she watched
The world go by, her life was happening before her.
Her life not so extraordinary -- loves came and went, busy days turned to lonely nights.
And, through it all, she asked the meaning more than she lived, sitting on her park bench, watching children play, the old couple kept walking hand in hand.
Then the girl got off the bench and learned to dance and smiled all the time (except when she cried) and felt the world and no longer asked about esoteric things like meaning, and she learned to pet the animals and smell carnations.

Dana L. McCurley
Editor of Custom Content, TechTarget.com

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what
is
this term
that I saw
on that last message
before the file server shut down
could it have been the name of a trojan horse virus?

Alex Howard
Assistant Editor, WhatIs.com

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What
Is
A Fib?
A poem
Mathematical
Syllables are arranged in lines
According to Fibonacci's sequence of numbers:
One, one, two, three, five, eight, thirteen, twenty-one, thirty-four, fifty-five and so on.

Ivy Wigmore
Content Editor, WhatIs.com

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This was last updated in October 2011
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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