Video: The official software developer theme song

I found out about "Code Monkey," the woe-is-me programmers' theme song by Web musician Jonathan Coulton, from a Twitter post by our VP of engineering. I knew without asking that there would be several music videos available on YouTube, and this World of Warcraft video hack homage is my favorite. To all you work-for-hire coders out there slaving away at underappreciated, overmanaged software tasks, take small comfort that at least one niche indie rocker understands your pain and has released his sympathy via Creative Commons.

By Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger -- amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...