The atmosphere was electric!
Here is a deeply pun-filled conversation several of us had over IM, recorded for posterity. Everything is related to electricity, software or both – if you get all the puns you’re as sad as the four of us are :-)
Kim: from a recent facebook posting from a friend:
Kim: FirstGuy wants to be a transformer
Kim: Comment from SecondGuy: “You’ll have to step up”
Jeremy: Wrap a bunch of wire around him and apply a large current?
Kim: What a shocking thing to say!
Jeremy: Doesn’t my suggestion charge your enthusiasm?
Kim: well, it certainly has potential
Jeremy: I’m happy to field questions…
Kim: on the current topic only?
Jeremy: I’m not resistant to other topics.
Kim: well then, let’s conduct an interview
Kim: perhaps I can induce you to let on more than you should
Jeremy: I was about to suggest an inductance process for new partners.
Johan: Make sure they’re not bi-polar
Kim: sounds great - I’m amped about this idea
Jonathan: This conversation is rapidly exceeding my capacitance for puns
Jeremy: Jonathan: That makes you an impedance to our plans.
Jonathan: Right that’s it - I’m going ohm
Kim: Watt did we say?
Johan: He hasn’t the energy for this
Johan: He should rather go home and re-charge
Jonathan: I’m going to do a volt-face and stay here
Jonathan: the atmosphere’s dielectric
Johan: Seems a bit static now
Kim: now you’re alternating!
Jeremy: Was that comment directed at me?
Johan: That hertz
Kim: At least I only make such comments periodically
Johan: Perhaps. It was a bit direct, currently
Kim: Imagine what RMS would have had to say
Jeremy: Are we integrating him into this circuit now?
Kim: only discretely
Jonathan: he’d probably leave in a fit of pique-to-pique
Jeremy: What LED to this decision?
Jeremy: I’m sure we can rectify his errors…
Jeremy: It should only require a half-wave on our part.
Johan: Assuming he rates us highly.
Jeremy: I thought diode more to his philosophical legacy than I actually do.
Jeremy: So perhaps I should be insulated from that particular debate.
Jeremy: Can you guys conduct it in my absence?
Kim: perhaps we should avoid such a debate - it can be quite polarising
Johan: I understand. It may cut too close to the core for comfort.
Kim: little positive can come of it
Jeremy: And certain parties have been known to oscillate wildly between viewpoints.
Kim: with remarkable frequency
Jeremy: As has been made crystal clear already.
Jonathan: yes, not just two-faced but sometimes three-phased
Johan: I prefer to be neutral in such situations.
Johan: Apologies for the delay, my train of thought was just interrupted.
Jonathan: You should take the bus
Kim: that’s often not on real-time though
Jonathan: Apparently it even has a bar - the bus-bar
Johan: Not to worry, the Signal-to-Noise ratio is much better now.
Jeremy: The power of public transport to damage schedules is unparalleled.
Johan: Because it’s all serial, not to mention last in first out.
Kim: at least the routes are fairly linear
Johan: I will have to be excused…I’m getting an upgrade.
Jeremy: And I must sadly return my energy to work matters. :-/
Kim: taking a break from this endless circuit?
Jeremy: That was more pun than I’ve had in ages.
Jonathan: yes, you’re all such live wires