• King (unregistered)

    It seems Lenny went on and further enhanced his concept: https://www.lennyfaces.net/

  • (nodebb)

    Any time some "senior" says how they're too busy to help with anything, it's almost a surefire sign that:

    A) They aren't senior in skill B) The application is a clusterfuck

  • Steve (unregistered)

    I inherited a massive SQL query and update routine which regularly fell over with the message 'Do You Like Cake?' That was it. Every error condition threw the same message. It made debugging so much easier ...

  • (nodebb) in reply to DocMonster

    Not only those two things, but also:

    C) There is no documentation outside the senior's head.

  • (nodebb)

    The problem with Lenny here, is that George was not his friend.George was the squirrel.

  • (nodebb)

    data cesspool

    Sounds more like a data Superfund site.

  • (nodebb)

    Unfortunately, the "obscure opt-out clause" in Lenny's contract was not called "termination with cause." Time to split your attention: 1) Keep the trash-heap running while you 2) Start designing and writing the next generation of the data warehouse using something that can actually do the job and in a sensible way.

  • Stranger Things (unregistered)

    No hamsters?! http://www.hamsterdance.org/hamsterdance/

  • silent_d (unregistered)

    I guess no one ever told Lenny about the rabbits.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that anyone with a skype account could access the logs

  • SyntaxError (unregistered)

    Those have sharp, pointy teeth and can only be exterminated with the holy hand grenade.

  • (nodebb)

    Can someone explain why I've always thought the mentioned great man said those squirrels were "married"? Because I can't.

  • Josef Hahn (unregistered)

    Even the older guys can be Mental Millennials. :D

  • ZB (unregistered)

    Lenny was a long-term contractor who started the BI initiative from the ground-up

    From the ground-up what, Mr. DailyWTF Editor?

  • kansel (unregistered) in reply to Applied Mediocrity

    There's some debate, but DVD special features and subtitles would agree with you. https://ask.metafilter.com/47906/Anyone-know-Mike-Judge-or-Stephen-Root

  • Dug (unregistered)


  • Dagwood (unregistered) in reply to silent_d

    If only George had been there to shoot him in the head.

  • Wheresthespamohthereitis (unregistered)

    "Hello, this is Lenny!"

  • tlhonmey (unregistered) in reply to ZB
    Lenny was a long-term contractor who started the BI initiative from the ground-up

    From the ground-up what, Mr. DailyWTF Editor?

    Nobody was really sure just what it was, but Lenny insisted that it was the best building material possible.

  • sizer99 (google) in reply to ZB

    Ground-up rodent, duh. SquirrelBurger (TM).

  • jimbo1qaz (unregistered)

    https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12330/what-is-the-full-list-of-emoticons these emotes are cute

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to ZB

    Ground-up is a noun. It's the thing you get after you grind something up.

  • Anon (unregistered)

    OMG, my comment isn't held for moderation!

  • Stephen (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    Or even better, the documentation exists, but is several versions old, and just wrong enough that it looks good, but will actually cause a disaster if you use it.

  • Programmer Robot 10C-32 (unregistered) in reply to Applied Mediocrity

    Me too. My back-story for the line was that Milt got himself ordained and performed the ceremony himself because he couldn't bear to see the squirrels living in sin.

  • Guest (unregistered) in reply to Applied Mediocrity

    He did say "married." This is discussed in the DVD commentary. The implication being the squirrels were going about the business of making more squirrels, but the character had his own unique way of expressing it.

  • Klaus (unregistered) in reply to Anon

    This makes the obscure logging a security feature!

  • 🤷 (unregistered)

    It's at least SOME logging. The logging at my old company was like:

    catch(Exception ex) { Console.WriteLine(ex.Message);}

    On a console application that ran on a server nobody looked at for days. Because, why look at a server all the time? If I was REALLY lucky, the catch also included a System.Threading.Thread.Sleep(1000), so if I happened to look at the server in the exact second the exception occured, I might have guessed that something was amiss.

    Most of the time the catch block was empty, though.

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