I have a new blog post up at the Intel Developer Zone, this time about the Simics “fulprompt”. Every software team has its legends about spectacular mistakes, crazy users, and customer calls with strange questions. The Simics “fulprompt” is one example of this from the early days of Simics. It was a prompt that appeared where no prompt would normally appear, right in the middle of executing an instruction. As such, it was an ugly hack… and for Swedes who were around in the 1990s, the only name for a ugly hack is a fulhack.
For the international audience, the blog explains a bit more about the history of “fulhack”, tracing it back to the mid-1990s and the classic “fulöl” commercials. And then forward again to 2018 and the appearance in Melodifestivalen of a song called “fuldans”.
A mix of computer history and (pop-) cultural history.
Read the full story at https://software.intel.com/en-us/blogs/2018/06/12/what-is-this-simics-fulprompt-anyway