DC Fever - with apologies to John Masefield
I must go down to DC again, to hassle that mouser guy,
For all I ask is a donation app and a license to install it by,
And the forum's chat and the gossip lets me know what's shaking,
And a regular letter in my email with all the news that's breaking.
I must go down to DC again, to fix my buggy app
there's a forum post a-waiting: "error found, please fix asap"
And all I ask is a quiet day with the phone left off the hook,
but noooo I've gotta release new code for some ungrateful schnook.
I must go down to DC again, to the vagrant coding life,
To the Java way and the Delphi way, where the bugs give me so much strife,
And all I ask is a couple of bucks from a fellow Donation Coder,
So I can buy a myself a cup of coffee, or maybe a can of soda.
(here's the 'riginal: Sea Fever)