The Troops Know * The Schedule Doesn't Have Enough Time For Maintenance In It.
Software Engineering Proverbs
The Troops Know
* The schedule doesn't have enough time for maintenance in it.
* A lot of bugs get past the tests.
* Most old code can't be maintained.
To go faster, slow down. Everybody who knows about orbital mechanics understands that.
-- Scott Cherf
1. Some folks have it, some don't. 2. Those who have it would be devastated if it were ever cut off.
3. Those who have it think that those who don't are somehow inferior....
Mel: Mr. Burns was shot Friday at three p.m., the very time that Smithers was at home watching "Pardon My Zinger".
So you see, he couldn't have done it. Smithe...
Nobody knows the age of the human race, but everybody agrees that it is old enough to know better.
Goodman: Now, who knows how the Skinners could have resolved this problem?
[everyone puts their hands up] Without resorting to violence....
I'll tell you what I know, then," he decided. "The pin I'm wearing means I'm a member of the IA.
That's Inamorati Anonymous. An inamorato is somebody in love....
Then there's the atmosphere -- half the time you can eat the air, it's got so much stuff floating around in it.
It takes the edge out of the colors. Down here even the traffic lights are pastel....
What they say: What they mean: New Different colors from previous version.
All New Not compatible with previous version. Exclusive Nobody else has documentation....
bug n. An unwanted and unintended property of a program or piece of hardware, esp.
one that causes it to malfunction. Antonym of feature....
But I find the old notions somehow appealing. Not that I want to go back to them -- it is outrageous to have some outer authority tell you what is proper use and abuse of your own facultie
and it is ludicrous to hold reason higher than body or feeling....