Halloween has arrived in the office and most of us are enjoying the idea of a fun day.
Me: “Are we going to decorate for Halloween?”
Make-It-So-Mike: “We can”
Me: “You don’t want to?”
Corvette-Crazy: “What for?”
Me: “Cause it’s fun!”
Corvette-Crazy: “It’s for only one day. One hour.”
Me: “It’s for a couple of weeks and besides it’s FUN!”
Make-It-So-Mike: “Let’s do it.”
Genius-Developer-Guy: “We really should decorate for Halloween.”
Corvette-Crazy: *Begrudgingly agrees*
We now have a plan in place. A date set to do the decorating and…
Corvette-Crazy, who did not want to decorate for Halloween, has spent the last 9 days trying to find the perfect pieces to make props for his costume….and to decorate.
The Halloween pessimist has become the Decorating optimist. It just took the right programming!
Code Review. A time to learn. A time to analyze. A time to test The -Force!
Corvette-Crazy: “Hey, we need to fix this error notification.”
Genius-Developer-Guy: “Okay.” *Looks at phone*
Corvette-Crazy: “All it should need is a ‘Force’.” *Opens Powershell script*
Genius-Developer Guy: “Okay” *Sends a text message*
Corvette-Crazy: *Scrolls through script; stops, types -Force* “Okay, should I try running it now?”
Genius-Developer-Guy: “Sure” *Never looks at the screen, or script*
Corvette-Crazy: *Runs script. Our emails blow up with error messages.*
Genius-Developer-Guy: “Hmm, guess that didn’t work. Glad I didn’t make the change.”
Developer logic is simple. Let the other person make the change. If it blows up on them you have full deniability.
The -Force was not strong in the young Padawan today.