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You Know You're DOOMED When...
your Thanksgiving Turkey has a bug in it.
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What Price Windows, and Attack of the IT Chimps.
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Matt Taylor Writes ...
So I was cruising through your last posting, and while I'm not a computer person per se (more of a manufacturing engineer), and I never do more with my computer than devise ways to get out of work and make graphs, I found your usual harangue on Micro$oft to be just another round of Bill-Bashing.
Wanting to be the voice of calm, soothing happiness, I was writing back to explain the ease of use and lack of trouble I've had with my experience with Windows......
That's when my computer crashed, spitting out a serious of error messages and bringing up not one but six different blue screens of death before I pulled the plug, frying a spreadsheet I was working on in the process.
So I have two questions,
1) What are the fuckin' odds of being so well timed a death?
2) How much money do you want to bring me back the head of Billy boy?
I figure work was getting slow in the Valley, so there's got to be quite a few headhunters with nothing much to do.
Glad to see you've come to my conclusion. By the way, The Redmond Company is very proud that the Blue Screen of Death can be customized. In fact they see this as another reason why Windows is superior to say Linux which doesn't have a Blue Screen of Death. (Maybe Linux does, but no one has ever seen it due to lack of Kernel crashes.)
Sorry, since I'm still employed, I haven't yet taken up a life of murder. My sister was a Teamster, but I don't think she kept her dues up to date.
As for the timing of your crashes, one has to be impressed with the power of irony.
"Not that!" She snapped. "The name server is still blowing chunks. I have important surfing to do!"
"Get the chimps off the racks and send me all your files. I'll fix this!"
Once in the course of "normal" legal representation, my attorney forbade me to speak to waiters. "Hi my name in Darlene, and I'll be your server." was greeting with a cell phone being handed over. "Hi, you need to speak with my attorney." Funny how they always got the order right.
"Who wrote these configuration files? Never mind, I'm sending you new ones. Dump these on the server and re-boot."
The files she gave me actually worked! My phone rang again.
I see GM just recalled 86,314 new SUVs. How come they know exactly how many SUVs are prone to shifting out of Park by themselves, but the sales guy at the dealer never really knows what the price is until he goes to the sales office in the back?
New Jacko Album Inspired by Alien Abduction
King of Pop Still Having "Close Encounters"
Let's play, "Who said this?"
Heard in the halls of various software companies.
"We're just going to call you Anakin. You act all nice on the outside, but you're really evil on the inside."
"I'm eating because I hungry."
"I'm eating because I a fat pig."
"That's a lot of feature creep!"
"Yeah... so what? How long have you been in software?"
"Don't put toilet paper in the plain paper copier!"
"I wouldn't give her a glass of water if she were drowning."
"Get the air conditioning fixed, or I'm taking off my clothes!"
"We're only going to do the 'Smoke' test."
"Does that mean you're only going to test the stuff that you think will pass?"
"Well it looks to me like there are too many Indians in the pot. Well, whatever. And we need a manager to put the stakes in the ground and make a decision!"
I have to go to Sears.
(Inventor of Chocolate Cheesy Bunny - Morale Officer - The Last Honest Geek)
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