This is why people never ask me questions

2011-10-07 16:18

Discussing a bug report:

coworker: The weird part is that his instructions did not include (vital step).
seebs: Maybe they started with a project with that already done.
seebs: Or maybe they’re dadaists and this was a performance art piece.
seebs: About 30% of bug submissions make more sense once you allow for that
coworker: performance art with toolchains? Is that even ethical?
seebs: The ethics review committee was doing a sort of slow interpretive dance wearing suits made out of newspapers when we asked. We took that as a “yes”.

… The amazing thing is that, by and large, the stuff I’m responsible for is in very good shape. Probably because people mostly don’t take the risk of asking me open-ended questions.

Peter Seebach