I’ve been fairly obsessed with watching the show Monk, and naturally that coincided with having the theme song on infinite repeat in my brain at pretty much all hours of the day. But it was good for creativity because it inspired me to write a modified version, but instead of focusing on general anxiety about life, focusing on anxiety about programming. Here it is!

It’s a Jungle Out There

It’s a Jungle Out There
Spaghetti code is everywhere
No one seems to care
But I do
Hey who’s in charge here
It’s a jungle out there
Bugs in the very code we use
Do you know the permissions that you’re giving?
Well I do, and it’s amazing
People think I’m crazy, ‘cause I worry all the time
If you paid attention, you’d be worried too
You better pay attention
All those projects we love so much might just hack you.
I could be wrong now, but I don’t think so!
Cause there’s a jungle out there.
Get a research software engineer!

And in true dinosaur holiday spirit, I recorded a few videos and squashed them together into an even larger monstrosity. The entire thing is hugely terrible, but maybe that’s one reason I like it so much :) Enjoy!

Suggested Citation:
Sochat, Vanessa. "It's a Jungle Out There." @vsoch (blog), 12 Dec 2019, https://vsoch.github.io/2019/code-jungle/ (accessed 16 Apr 24).