Friday, 22 October 2010

I need a Hiwi

Where have all my subjects gone?
Where are the public goods?
I need a uniform variable
To calculate the odds

Isn’t there a white knight to program in zTree
Late at night at the MPI I dream of what I need

I need a Hiwi
I’m holding on for a Hiwi ‘til the treatment is right
He’s gotta be pale
And he’s gotta have specs
And just run the code once more tonight
I need a Hiwi
I’m holding on for a Hiwi till the screens all look tight
He’s gotta be thin
And to mainline caffeine

Cos he’s gotta be working all night

Somewhere after midnight
At the ESI group, floor 3,
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There’s a random match for me

Testing and retesting, drinking coffee by the mug
It’s gonna take a superman to get this code debugged!

I need a Hiwi
I’m holding on for a Hiwi ‘til the treatment is right
He’s gotta be pale
And he’s gotta have specs
And his skin should be whiter than white
I need a Hiwi
I’m holding on for a Hiwi cos my pilot was shite
He’s gotta be thin
And he’s gotta stay in,
Yeah, he mustn't go out in sunlight

Up by the server in the Galerie lab
Out where the lightning splits ORSEE
I could swear there is someone out there
Watching me
Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the flood and the storm
I can feel his approach
Like the subjects at the door
(Like the subjects at the door)
(Like the subjects at the door)

I need a Hiwi...



With apologies to Bonnie Tyler, and love and respect to the Hilfswissenschaftler of ESI Group.