• Edd (unregistered)

    Don't leave us hanging. Did it pass?

  • (nodebb)

    At least they are testing. That's more than what I've come to expect.

  • (nodebb)

    I'm sometimes tempted to deploy a recurring "not available" or "busy" for lunchtime, and in any event, a work meeting (as opposed to a company-wide presentation with something pretending to be lunch provided) that's scheduled for lunchtime will get refused as a matter of course.

  • my name is missing (unregistered)

    This comment was tested by typing this comment to test the comment.

  • Doug Plucker (unregistered)

    Not frist, but I won't sotp trying.

  • Andrew (unregistered) in reply to Steve_The_Cynic

    I was pissed at a PM for scheduling a meeting on the last day when a remote dev was in the office and everyone else (minus me and another) went out to lunch with him. I put a recurring "This is lunch, (PM name)" from 12-1 from now until forever, so she would get the hint that I'm on eastern time, not central time. When I moved on to other projects, I made it less passive aggressive. After she left the company, some other PM noted that I had lunch at a particular time, with the tone of 'this is an unmovable appointment', so I dropped the lunch block.

    10/10 would do again

  • Dave (unregistered) in reply to _MT

    Well if they did less testing they'd find less Covid19... uh, code bugs, which is a win/win all round.

  • I dunno LOL ¯\(°_o)/¯ (unregistered) in reply to Edd

    This is a test of the IniFrist™ system. If you see this linking to the frist psot, the test has passed.

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)

    This is written as if this were a trivial test. But let's consider all the ramifications:

    • It involves 3rd party software (browser), so the (human) interface to that software needs to be thoroughly specified, documented and verified.

    • It must work with a wide range of versions of said 3rd party software, so all of these versions have to be tested.

    • Even worse, it must work with completely different products of 3rd party software. So said interface must be specified in a vendor and platform neutral way, reviewed and approved by all stake holders, and finally tested on all those products, in each relevant version.

    • It needs A/B testing with subsequent statistical analysis to ensure the desired outcome is indeed caused by the specified action, and not randomly observed at the same time.

    • Security implications need to be specified and evaluated, to avoid e.g. a malicious actor to simulate the desired outcome when observing the testers doing the specified action, in order to trick them into believing the test passed while it really didn't. Running all the tests on air-gapped systems might be a first, necessary, but not sufficient step in mitigating those risks.

    Etc ... this is really just scratching the tip of the iceberg. Several meetings will be required to improve and finalize above testing requirement.

  • (nodebb)

    Been there, done that; didn't even get a t-shirt. Our pseudoScrum-procedure-maker guys decided that we had to include the anticipated labor effort to support a design or requirements change. request. Fine. Then they decided we had to open ScrumTask Tickets for the effort required to generate those labor estimates, even if the estimate is, say, 2 hours. I'm waiting for them to require a Ticket for the effort required to estimate the effort required....

  • (nodebb) in reply to cellocgw

    Then they decided we had to open ScrumTask Tickets for the effort required to generate those labor estimates

    And now, they don't know how much effort the actual task takes because they moved much of it to a different issue. They're also going to have an interesting backlog prioritization problem because every task the business want to do has a dependency the business doesn't understand.

    I'll bet they constantly complain that agile doesn't deliver on the promises that were made and this stuff is taking even longer than it used to in the old process.

  • Sole Purpose Of Visit (unregistered) in reply to my name is missing

    Failed by analysis of the No Halt principle.

    See, that's why we booked you for testing between 10AM and 2PM tomorrow. Don't try to get smart with us, sonny. We know better.

  • Calli Arcale (unregistered)

    I also learned to block out time for "I have a life" tasks. For instance, I couldn't stay late in the office, because I needed to be able to pick my daughter up from her activities at the same time every day. Not to worry, I would log on remotely afterwards to complete my day, but it meant there would be a minimum of 45 minutes when I was unavailable. So I took one of my program managers' advice and blocked it out on my calendar. I don't block out my lunches, but I do see a lot of other people doing so.

    That helped a lot. However, there are still those who NEVER look at other people's calendars when scheduling. I have one person in mind in particular who frequently manages to pick the sole half hour in an entire day when I have something else going on. If it was a huge meeting with two dozen attendees, I could see ignoring that there are conflicts, but we had to do this meeting with her, me, and my department manager to discuss process stuff, and she picked a time when only she was available. And then failed to notice both my manager and me declining, as well as me proposing a different time, and got upset when nobody dialed in.


  • Anon (unregistered)

    Testing for the frist comment.

    result: failed because to the scheduled time for the test did not match the frist comment time window.

  • eric bloedow (unregistered)

    reminds me of that older story: a company had a problem with an update that COMPLETELY stopped the ENTIRE computer system. NOTHING could be done. it was a SIMPLE problem that need only six LETTERS to be changed, but several managers spent six MONTHS arguing about who's responsibility it was to MAKE the change...causing about six MILLION dollars in lost revenue!

  • James (unregistered) in reply to eric bloedow

    Hopefully their manager realized it was his responsibility to let them go after that.

  • Fun with Resources (unregistered)

    Gasoline, that's a resource, right? If you are a Somali pirate, and so bad at your job you run empty in the middle of a fleet of people you've been robbing and killing and shooting, sure, you can flag them down and wave empty gas cans at them. Just don't complain when some ship from the USA steers right at you, rams you, cuts your boat in half and unleashes a sea jackals they keep a lid on to pick your bones dry.

    I have a different view of business and corporate culture. Duels without weapons which paradoxical maim and kill far far more people.

    Once I heard of the project, I would have gaslighted Edyth into sending a company wide email: ALERT! ALERT! IMMINENT SERVICE OUTAGE. Start from the worst situation, then what you have doesn't seem so bad.

  • (nodebb)

    I would have been frist but I had to block out a time between 10AM and 2PM the next day to post.

  • Erwin (unregistered)

    The comment section of thedailywtf.com is way more complicated than a simple frist comment test may reveal.

    I once came upon a TDWTF story without comments and decided to write a frist comment. After submitting the comment, I reloaded the comments page and saw only my own comment there. In other words, the frist comment test had passed.

    Later that day I returned to the comment page to see if anyone had responded to my comment. To my surprise, I noticed that about four comments had appeared above my own, so that my comment was now ffith rather than frist. The frist comment test no longer passed, apparently because of some weird comment ordering algorithm.

    Even if your simple test passes at the first try, you may have to keep testing for hours/weeks/years, just in case something changes the outcome of the test. It may drive you insane, though.

  • MiserableOldGit (unregistered) in reply to Erwin

    Surely, that would be "Frifth"

  • (nodebb) in reply to Andrew

    Making people work outside of hours and during lunch is, IMO, the bigger WTF.

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