This strip appeared in issue #13 of Linux Voice magazine, which included the first article in a series about assembly language programming.

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↓ Transcript
[Panel 1: Elvie is leaning on a pile of assembly language reference books]

Elvie: I'm learning to program using machine code --
-- but I'm struggling to *assemble* the *stack* of *pointers* I've *accumulated*
and *register* them into *bits* of my *memory*…

[Panel 2: View of Elvie's room, with lots of noises from various sources both inside and outside]
Elvie: …because there are too many *interrupts*!