So I’m at work, and I’m reading up on how to write a functional specification, which seems to be my next task. Now, I’ve never written one of these before, so the Google is my friend.
I stumbled across Joe Spolsky’s blog in my search for how to write one of these, and in reading the sample functional spec he provides, I found:
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I spent several minutes in my cube just giggling madly at the thought of using a web interface to clean your ear. Of course, this is work, and there’s nobody to share with, so I am sharing with the Internets.
EDIT: Later, in the same document:
The exact wording of this email is still being debated hotly by the board of directors and will be provided sometime before shipping. [ Developers: for now I suggest using a nasty word. That will light a fire under Chucks’ seat. ]
So funny, and yet, so true.
Welcome to social deviance! The place where you end up when you realize that you donâ€™t quite fit in. Social deviants serve several important functions, but mostly we serve as a horrible warning, â€œSee what happens if you arenâ€™t a good girl lil susie? You end up like that woman down the street who paints obscene things and lets weeds grow all over the yard!â€
You sound like youâ€™re in a tricky, unhappy place, where things are changing a bit too fast, for that Iâ€™m sorry. No advice or anything, just pull a chair up to the freak table, grab a pint and realize you arenâ€™t alone.
‘ish, in response to this post on Enter the Jabberwock
I stumbled across this as I was trawling through my Google Reader looking for something to read, since my brain has decided that writing isn’t going to happen tonight. (That, and I’m without my computer.) And I read the post, which is about why God would bother condemning somebody to hell, and it wasn’t bad, but the gem was here in the comment section.
So I pass it along with no further commentary.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
–T.S. Eliot, from Little Giddings
This one is going into the quotes file.
Anyway, consider this a thread for open musings. What’s on your mind, folks? Comment away, either here or on LJ.
I may have more to say tomorrow, despite the May death march.