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Code Monkey | Posted on: Friday, August 12th, 2011

This is a music video about the life of the common lowlands code monkey. Jonathan Coulton is a singer/songwriter who releases his songs via the Creative Commons license, which enables projects such as this video. Through his “Thing A Week” podcast, Jonathan has put out a clever, creative song like this one every week for a year. Mike Spiff Booth is a Program Manager at Adobe who thought this great song really deserved a video. Before you ask, since apes, goblins, and night elf receptionists don’t tend to interact much in the wild, he couldn’t only use captured game footage to make this video. Every frame of this video was composited together by hand using images captured from the WoW Model Viewer, WoW Map Viewer, and the World of Warcraft game itself. No monkeys were harmed in the making of this film. Please visit www.spiffworld.com for more information about his videos, including info about how he makes them. The song at the end of the video is “Big Bad World One”, another great Jonathan Coulton song.

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  • Mark Drysdale says:

    I had forgotten about this until last night :)

    Thanks +The Final Colony – Author Lacerant Plainer for helping me remember
    :)

  • Don Whitaker says:

    *Soup Monkey get up get coffee. Soup Monkey go to job.*
    *Much rather wake up, eat a coffee cake. Take bath. Take nap.*

    (^_^)

  • Jeff Shapiro says:

    For +Angie Person with love

  • Philipp Nordmeyer says:

    For all code monkeys and working slaves Code Monkey

    Buy the humble music bundle. http://www.humblebundle.com/

  • Dana Geppi says:

    +Farran Lee reminded me of this song, and so I send it into the world now..
    I doubt it’s new to anyone to whom it’s relevant, but, just maybe… I
    love you, Code Monkeys!

  • Michael Baker says:

    +Farran Lee reminded me of this song, and so I send it into the world now..
    I doubt it’s new to anyone to whom it’s relevant, but, just maybe… I
    love you, Code Monkeys!

  • Jeff Pettorino says:

    Johnathan Coulton is a funny #geek and makes some *great* music. If you
    haven’t heard of him before…well…too bad for you, but we’ll get past
    that. Here…

  • Michael Grasser says:
  • Lisa Josephsdatter says:

    While continuing my quest to find a laptop skin, I took a bit of a detour
    into shirt.woot.com and found this design —
    http://shirt.woot.com/friends.aspx?k=23118 — which immediately put *this*tune in my head. (The fan-crafted video using WoW characters is pretty darn
    clever, too.)

    [+Deborah Schaben +Darren Love +Isolde Eleison +Mike Shaw +Paul Sofranko +Scott
    Bilik]

  • Justin Ormont says:

    Went across this song on a Spotify list. Awesome! For all my nerd friends.

  • Tu Anh Tran says:

    Went across this song on a Spotify list. Awesome! For all my nerd friends.

  • Peter Langdon says:
  • Kenn Nesbitt says:

    It’s so true….

  • Michael Dopp says:

    :) ist es so?

  • Luke Lewis says:

    Ok enough goofing off on small projects this morning. It’s time to start
    grinding away, but I’m seeking advice once again. As of right now I’m
    developing off a WAMP installation(until I get my dev server built _waiting
    on parts yet again_) with Notepad++ for code editing on PHP/HTML/JAVA/CSS
    etc. The basics. What preferred IDE is out there for developers that may
    make my job just a bit easier? I’ve always done it with a full local server
    and either Visual Studio or Notepad++, but I keep telling myself there has
    to be an easier/better way.

    Some days I feel like this video too lol ;p

  • Joshua Kavanagh says:

    I know it’s late, but it is Flashback Friday!!! In honor of seeing Jonathan
    Coulton and TMBG last Saturday night at the Pageant in St. Louis, I present
    Code Monkey!!!
    Code Monkey

  • J Grynd says:

    LOL!! NEVER WILL I BE A CODE MONKEY!! LOL

  • Chris Angulo says:

    Programmer Song + WoW = Awesome

  • Amanda Blain says:

    I am… Code monkey. This is dedicated to all the other Code monkey’s out
    there. <3

  • Hunter Johnston says:

    Hello World!!!!

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