Hack

Wake up. Boot Up. Log in. Hack. Shut down. Wake up. Boot Up. Log in. Hack. Shut down.¬†Wake up. Boot Up. Log in. Hack. Shut down. On repeat for weeks until the problem is cracked. Anything from hunting bugs in a program to breaking into another secure computer. Forget to eat? Redbull and vodka. Forget to sleep? Redbull and vodka. This is your life now. You haven’t shaved in weeks. You thrive on the numbers and strings. You breathe binary. You know no other life. Wake up. Boot Up. Log in. Hack. Shut down.

Thus is the daily grind of a programmer. Now, I do have to say, most real programmers use GNU/Linux (or at least some other *nix like macOS or BSD), but the Windows XP sounds were so believable. And dial-up is so outdated, but what better way to convey getting online? I mean, if I’m using a decade year old OS, why not throw in a two decade old technology too? Splicing these tracks together in Audacity was no problem.

Sound effects can be found listed below:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN3xp8uOVL4
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxDQWtXSVpA
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nQ2oiVqKHw
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb2jGy76v0Y