Masters thesis topic – Easter egg VM flag

Easter eggs, sometimes called the final frontier of software development [10]. (Except that of course you can’t have a final frontier, because there’d be nothing for it to be a frontier to, but as frontiers go, it’s pretty penultimate . . .) [269696] . And against the wash of continuous integration a commit hangs, bloated and poetic, one single, cool contribution, gleaming like the madness of gods. Nearly unreal. Reality is not digital, an on-off state, but analog. Easter eggs are for lovers and for the mind. Not enterprise, nor a resurrection, they cherish enchantment and freedom. In the quest for technology and Mastery, you will add an extra mile to the frontier with a new Easter flag for an extraordinary virtual machine [42].
[42] java -XX:+UnlockDiagnosticVMOptions -XX:+PrintFlagsFinal -version
[10] Curated list of all the easter eggs and hidden jokes in Python.
[269696] Moving Pictures. T. Pratchett. 1990, on Monday afternoon, just before tea.
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