I dreamed a magic song and wrote it down when I woke up.
I sang it out loud. Big magic there. Don't try it.
It turned me blonde. And...
Video proof -- now when the moon rises I turn into a butterfly.
I think the moral is: Don't copy song-writing homework in your creative programming notebook.
An alternative moral could be, don't miss a week of writing a Friday 55 for G-man. I suggest you hurry over and join the fun or drop in to see what others wrote. If you see a lesson in this butterfly tale that I have missed, please share it in the comments.
Credits: I learned the magic code for a butterfly shape-shifting transmogrifier over at Fred Beckhusen's blog.
A couple of magic words from that song are from Disney, Cinderella. Whenever I read code tutorials that fling around words like Boolean, conditionals, floats, strings-- that song starts playing in my brain. I knew you all would recognize that reference.
The programming form for the song came from an explanation of complex if/else blocks (/me rolls eyes) example on the Second Life Wiki.
Put them together and what do you get...