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!
On days the IT team is feeling semi-social we venture forth into the great unknown of Lunch!
Doesn’t sound exciting, I know. Until you realize the average lunch escapade for any IT member involves:
- Bringing your own lunch from home – and eating at your desk.
- Hitting fast food drive thru as quickly as possible – and eating at your desk.
- Keeping snack items stashed away in various drawers and cabinets – and eating at your desk.
- Running home to escape people and grab some yummy vittles – and avoiding your desk.
On this, day of days, however, the entire IT team decided we’d harken forth to a local eatery. Traveling, en-pack, to El Torito we left the dark recesses of our caves.
During lunch we unanimously decide there would be no talk of work.
It may not have been the wisest choice.
Our topics of conversation ranged from politics to midget porn to watcher programs to nanny cams to graveyard shifts to computer forensics to Corvette-Crazies latest date….
The poor gentleman who sat across from us spent much of his meal shaking his head. At some points I think he actually wanted to chime in….at others….I’m sure he questioned how our minds work.
Still….a break from the office, with the crew, especially on a Monday, is always welcome.
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.