Bastard Excuse from Hell screenshot.
Bastard Operator From Hell excuse calendar, featuring the original BOFH excuses plus quite a bit more, all from the excellent BOFH excuse server. Complete with Scary Devil Monastery coat of arms (thanks to Andreas Skau). New and improved, with excuses in a nice PDB file and a Perl script to generate your own excuse databases.
How it works: simple enough. Just tap the screen. The current excuse is also placed in the clipboard for your convenience.
To make your own excuse databases: use the bundled
mkpdb.pl to process a file. Remember to redirect output, unless you like garbled terminals (I'm quite partial to them, they tend to scare away all the wannabes and they're always a good excuse to stop work, ‘while I figure out what's wrong with it’). But I digress. Here's what to do, in case you haven't figured it out yet:
./mkpdb.pl <excuses.txt >file.pdb
For your convenience, I've included three excuse files, with their respective PDB databases. You only need to install one of them. The more the excuses the more the variety, but memory footprint on your Palm increases too. Here are the files:
|Filename||What it is|
|befh-excuses.pdb||The original file.|
|befh-newexcuses.pdb||A larger database, kindly contributed by Brian Keefer.|
|befh-allexcuses.pdb||the entire (unedited) excuse list from Jeff Ballard's Excuse Server.|
Please let me know if you've added anything interesting to the source code, or found a bug.
BEFH was developed under Linux, using GCC. If you're a Codewarriorperson, you might find things a bit unlike what you're used to. Sorry.
PS: The icon reads ‘Ll’ (ell ell), i.e. Lovelace, not ‘L1’ (ell one).