Is it just me?

David Cantrell david at
Tue Jul 10 22:15:55 BST 2007

Andy Armstrong wrote:
> chromatic wrote:
>> On Thursday 05 July 2007 02:05:13 Jacqui caren wrote:
>>> This should have been in the requirements!
>> Has that ever worked for you?  It's never worked for me!
> Nope, same here. Not one single time. That's across everything from
> hardware projects, embedded stuff, web stuff, desktop apps.

It doesn't work for gardening either.

In fact the only job I've had where the customers give you clear
unambiguous instructions in a language spoken by more than three other
people was behind the bar, in a pub where everyone thought cocktails
were found on the rear end of male chickens.

Even then you get the occasional foreigner* who doesn't have a clue, but
at least they normally shut up and do as they're bloody well told when
you recommend a solution to their drinking problem**.

* defined as being anyone who wasn't there last week
** "drinking problem" == "i need a drink"

David Cantrell | Reality Engineer, Ministry of Information

  I don't do .INI, .BAT, or .SYS files.  I don't assign apps to files.
  I don't configure peripherals or networks before using them. I have
  a computer to do all that. I have a Macintosh, not a hobby.
        -- Fritz Anderson

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