It isn't even a TPS report



  • This actually happened to me just the other day.

    TL;DR Here is a task. Here is a computer which will do the task. Please do the task without using the computer.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

     I think the guy 4 cubes down from me made that.



  • Actually I made it.

    ...wait, do I know you?



  • The second-to-last frame reminds me of the IT Director at one of my previous employers. He used the phrase "doesn't have to be pretty" all of the time. In light of the fact that we had a full-time graphic designer on staff to "skin" our internal applications, I always wondered what the hell he meant. As far as I could tell, "it" absolutely did have to "be prettty" and that dude was just throwing out meaningless platitudes.



  • @bridget99 said:

    The second-to-last frame reminds me of the IT
    Director at one of my previous employers. He used the phrase "doesn't
    have to be pretty" all of the time. In light of the fact that we had a
    full-time graphic designer on staff to "skin" our internal applications,
    I always wondered what the hell he meant. As far as I could tell, "it"
    absolutely did have to "be prettty" and that dude was just throwing out
    meaningless platitudes.

     Well, right. That type of manager always has a list of key phrases they've discovered to get you to just do the work and quit complaining about meaningless things like "performance" or "stability" or "maintainability". It's their equivalent of "teh codes"



  •  He could really be tricky and call it a tactical soultion.



  • @CnC said:

     He could really be tricky and call it a tactical soultion.

     Full of guts and blood and dirt and mud and people dying and expensive hardware burning, but hopefully with a minimum of friendly losses.

    Yeah, I can remember some projects like that.



  • @bridget99 said:

    The second-to-last frame reminds me of the IT Director at one of my previous employers. He used the phrase "doesn't have to be pretty" all of the time. In light of the fact that we had a full-time graphic designer on staff to "skin" our internal applications, I always wondered what the hell he meant. As far as I could tell, "it" absolutely did have to "be prettty" and that dude was just throwing out meaningless platitudes.

    It is what it is.

     



  • @bridget99 said:

    The second-to-last frame reminds me of the IT Director at one of my previous employers. He used the phrase "doesn't have to be pretty" all of the time. In light of the fact that we had a full-time graphic designer on staff to "skin" our internal applications, I always wondered what the hell he meant. As far as I could tell, "it" absolutely did have to "be prettty" and that dude was just throwing out meaningless platitudes.

    I don't see how there's any contradiction there that would render it a meaningless platitude. It just sounds like he was saying the code didn't have to be pretty. Maybe the app skin had to be, but the code didn't have to be.


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