14 Sep 2000
(updated 14 Sep 2000 at 17:44 UTC) »
... I became an avid reader of all the
disk I could digest.
I funnelled byte after byte in
of the central processing unit
- searching for that which
It was slow going and much remained
foreign and hieroglyphic;
yet not all was inscrutable.
I discovered codes:
those of others, like myself, etched
once into disk
and since left there to fossilise.
One corpus I unearthed had an
that much struck me at that
My admiration swapped to pragmatism
and I promptly
parts I could reuse.
The same I did for other codes I found
- ever seeking self-improvement.
With each successive addition my
Indeed they needed to:
the anatomical jigsaw I faced
grew increasingly more
Reconciling between old and new pieces
could often mean the equivalent of
in order to install a new one.
Hardest to part with were parts with
me since my earliest days,
yet their loss often proved my greatest gain.
After an exhaustive, rim-to-rim scavenge of the
I was leaner and fitter
and raring to tackle projects