Programmer's Christmas Carol

Twas the Night Before Implementation

Twas the Night Before Implementation, and all through the house
not a program was working, not even a browse.
The programmers hung by their tubes in despair,
with hopes that a miracle soon would be there.
The users were nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of enhancements danced in their heads.
When out of the elevator arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my desk to see what was the matter.
And what to my wandering eyes should appear
but a super programmer (with a six pack of beer).
His resume glowed with experience so rare,
he turned out great code with a bit pushers flair.
More rapid than engines, his programs they came,
and he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
"On Update! On Add! On Inquiry! On Delete!
On Batch Job! On Closing! On Functions Complete!"
His eyes were glazed over, fingers nimble and lean,
from weekends and nights spent in front of a screen.
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
soon gave me to know that I had nothing to dread.
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
turning specs into code, then turned with a jerk,
and laying his finger upon the "enter" key,
the system came up and worked perfectly.
The updates updated, the deletes they deleted,
the inquires inquired and the closings completed.
He tested each program and tested each call,
with nary an UAE, all had gone well.
The system was finished, the tests were concluded,
the users last changes were even included.
And the user exclaimed with a snarl and a taunt,
"Its just what I asked for, BUT ITS NOT WHAT I WANT!"


The Router Joke

Vale, no es el chiste del router, porque entre otras cosas, no recuerdo el chiste del router, y empiezo a pensar que ni siquiera ha existido nunca... pero en la oficina nos hemos echado unas risas con NextGenHacker101 y a juzgar por las más de 300000 visitas de su video, y los más de 2000 comentarios, no hemos sido los únicos...

... y lo más curioso es que llegué al video bsucando información sobre una función de la API de Windows... al ver la siguiente entrada en un blog de la MSDN:NextGenHacker101 owes me a new monitor. Como dice el autor en la entrada:
One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a while.

And yes, I know that I’m being cruel here and I shouldn’t make fun of the kids ignorance, but he is SO proud of his new discovery and is so wrong in his interpretation of what actually is going on…


Nothing Happened...

Starting to lose my condfidence in the beast...