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07:45 am: Debugging poems

Debugging a mail server is one of those painful tasks that I have to do from time to time. One of the important bits is to have a unique test message for every test, so I can see if recent changes had an effect. Spam filters can also make it a real beast.

Therefore, among other reasons, I tend to write little poems for my test messages. Here’s a sampling:

applecluster:log admin$ mail me@mydomain.org
Subject: Testing
More test mail
And yet more test mail
Fills my heart with sadness.
.
EOT
applecluster:log admin$ mail me@mydomain.org
Subject: Another test
Birds fly swiftly up
To heaven where they find peace
While I sit and work
.
EOT
applecluster:log admin$ mail me@mydomain.org
Subject: Test poem
Without knowing how
My hands bring life to machines
And I get paid well
.
EOT
applecluster:log admin$ mail me@mydomain.org
Subject: Another poem
Cheese, lightly rests upon
Burning hot skillet and steams
Onions, cilantro
.
EOT
applecluster:log admin$ mail me@mydomain.org
Subject: A test poem
Tense voices from next door
Do not disturb the swimming
Of my mental koi
.
EOT

Originally published at chris.dwan.org. You can comment here or there.



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