The lighter side of PennMUSH

April First

Submitted by walker on Mon, 2014-03-31 23:28

Why yes, it _is_ April first. And yes, there _is_ something going on, as of Midnight, April 1st, Eastern Time. (I'm going to bed early so couldn't wait for M*U*S*H midnight. Sorry!)

A note to those who immediately connected a few minutes after @shutdown - it ended up taking me about 20 minutes to get everything properly set up and running, firewalled, etc. So if you attempted a connection during that time that seemed like it should've worked but didn't, then try again.

Unicode unisucks

Submitted by raevnos on Wed, 2012-10-31 15:48

The more I look into retrofitting unicode support into Penn, the more I'm convinced it would be less work to make a new server from scratch. In perl.

Ugh...Stupid me >.

Submitted by Renee on Wed, 2003-09-03 01:10

I swear I need to start reading better!

A few days ago I restarted my game on a new Database but I saved the old Database in a .zip file then deleted the PENNMUSH folder and re-downloaded the PENNMUSH files. Anyway, the next day I wanted to re-run the old database (The old Database was PENNMUSH 1.7.7 P13) just incase we had to move back to it. So I @shutdown the MUSH and swapped Database files...Launch the runner...And whadda know it closes after a second...So I logon to M*U*S*H and ask on the hardcoding channel what could be wrong...Everything looked normal but the runner wouldn't remain open...

Cheese Wheel Coding

Submitted by Ellis on Wed, 2002-11-27 02:07

For anyone who can't code expertly, but who found themselves attempting to create a MUSH, the following story will make you laugh. For the coders who see themselves in this, you should laugh, too, even if you go "Hey!"

One night, I was angry at one of our coders who was notorious for never coding anything we needed but was always mucking about. I was coding something (or attempting to), and the head coder wasn't on. A non-coding staffer was on with me, and I began grousing and cursing. He asks what I intend to do about +media code. I tell him, (in the fashion that one can tell their good friends) "I have no [censored] clue and if no one gets their butt onto coding one, I'll do it as a bboard." So, he senses I'm a bit annoyed and I tell him about the coder and the ever-changing Parent Room, and how when I ask for something, I get something else. He tells me that coding works like this:

Shooting yourself in the foot

Submitted by javelin on Tue, 2002-11-26 22:33

--- Shooting Yourself in the Foot ---

C: You shoot yourself in the foot.

C++: You accidentally create a dozen instances of yourself and shoot them
all in the foot. Providing emergency medical care is impossible since you
can't tell which are bitwise copies and which are just pointing at others
and saying, "That's me over there."

FORTRAN: You shoot yourself in each toe, iteratively, until you run out of

Big book of MUSH Humor

Submitted by javelin on Tue, 2002-11-26 22:15

Welcome to the Big Book of MUSH Humor, a collection of jokes and witticisms from the MUSH world (as well as Javelin's test of the collaborative book features of this site's software!)

Know a MUSH-related joke? Add on to this book. Please try to keep humor "for all ages" as much as possible.