Do You Believe?
13 July 1999
10:14 PM: Shoot, it's only Tuesday? Although I suppose I ought to be saying, "Well thank Bob, at least it's still only Tuesday." Because the clock is tickticking on a project I'm part of, and if we don't deliver... it will be a bad thing. That shouldn't be a problem, but...
The thing is, I keep discovering new ways in which this big complex software package that is central to all of our efforts is - surprise! - full of hidden little broken bits. Software is such crap. The sales people come in and wave their arms around, and convince everyone that the new HoobaDoo Servertron will solve all their problems and brush their teeth every morning, and people really do believe it. Then the sales people go away, the HoobaDoo CDs show up, and people like me have to install it and set it up and explain to the impatiently waiting, gummy-mouthed staff that, well, see, really it doesn't do any of those things at all.
You would think that it wouldn't take long for anyone in an even remotely computer related field to learn those two truths: sales people lie, and software is crap. Denial runs deep, I suppose.
I was so stoned from my bike ride when I got to work today, I felt like I had paws instead of fingers when I tried to type anything. Just sort of bashing away at the keyboard. Woof!
Willfully blind self-indulgent nebbish or amusingly quirky old coot? And how bout that local sports team? Discuss among yourselves.
All names are fake, most places are real, the author is definitely unreliable but it's all in good fun. Yep.
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