Click here to Skip to main content
15,900,511 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
OriginalGriff21-Feb-24 2:23
mveOriginalGriff21-Feb-24 2:23 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
glennPattonWork321-Feb-24 3:53
professionalglennPattonWork321-Feb-24 3:53 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
CPallini21-Feb-24 4:28
mveCPallini21-Feb-24 4:28 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
Gerry Schmitz21-Feb-24 9:36
mveGerry Schmitz21-Feb-24 9:36 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
Andreas Mertens21-Feb-24 14:59
professionalAndreas Mertens21-Feb-24 14:59 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
Andreas Mertens21-Feb-24 14:57
professionalAndreas Mertens21-Feb-24 14:57 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
BernardIE531721-Feb-24 15:35
BernardIE531721-Feb-24 15:35 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
charlieg21-Feb-24 17:14
charlieg21-Feb-24 17:14 
This is also called the project death march. You need an enemy to make hard decisions. No one wants to own up to the mess.

My very first contract job was with a DMV processing company. I got settled in, did my work, poked around and came across a couple of boxes of Project Zeus. Going through it, it was high level OO design out the wazoo to replace a functioning system. After reading a bit, I asked the VP who ran my group about Project Zeus. He got a very concerned look on his face....

The story goes on from there.

This project went through a full year of design. Mind you design. Not at one time did the whiz kids ask the grunts who knew the working system how things worked. Slip after slip, finally the head VP said, when am I going to have a working system? The week before that date, the entire team quit.

Five years later, I come along. This place did have one nice feature - it had a cafeteria and cooks that could cook. Excellent blueberry pancakes. So, I'm sitting there eating my breakfast and the VP comes up, sits down just to chat.

He says, "you know, we're thinking about shutting this product down...."
me: "Why?"
Him: "Well it's not new tech."

me <thinking this="" system="" sits="" in="" the="" corner="" and="" makes="" 25="" million="" a="" year...="">me: "I'll buy it."
Him: "what?"
me: "you heard me. What's your price?"
Him: "haha, you're joking.."
me: "nope, point me in the right direction."

last I heard it's still running in the corner making millions.
Charlie Gilley

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759

Has never been more appropriate.

GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
Graeme_Grant21-Feb-24 23:55
mvaGraeme_Grant21-Feb-24 23:55 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
Member 962578522-Feb-24 9:20
Member 962578522-Feb-24 9:20 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
PIEBALDconsult22-Feb-24 9:23
mvePIEBALDconsult22-Feb-24 9:23 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
Member 962578522-Feb-24 10:15
Member 962578522-Feb-24 10:15 
GeneralRe: Issues...Problems... Pin
PIEBALDconsult22-Feb-24 13:23
mvePIEBALDconsult22-Feb-24 13:23 
GeneralIn Search Of A Tool Pin
Roger Wright20-Feb-24 19:23
professionalRoger Wright20-Feb-24 19:23 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Jörgen Andersson20-Feb-24 20:47
professionalJörgen Andersson20-Feb-24 20:47 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Roger Wright21-Feb-24 3:37
professionalRoger Wright21-Feb-24 3:37 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
jochance22-Feb-24 5:10
jochance22-Feb-24 5:10 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Gerry Schmitz21-Feb-24 9:47
mveGerry Schmitz21-Feb-24 9:47 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Roger Wright21-Feb-24 10:10
professionalRoger Wright21-Feb-24 10:10 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Gerry Schmitz22-Feb-24 6:32
mveGerry Schmitz22-Feb-24 6:32 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
jochance22-Feb-24 5:13
jochance22-Feb-24 5:13 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Gerry Schmitz22-Feb-24 6:41
mveGerry Schmitz22-Feb-24 6:41 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
jochance26-Feb-24 2:37
jochance26-Feb-24 2:37 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
jschell22-Feb-24 12:51
jschell22-Feb-24 12:51 
GeneralRe: In Search Of A Tool Pin
Roger Wright22-Feb-24 14:06
professionalRoger Wright22-Feb-24 14:06 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Straw Poll

Were you affected by the geomagnetic storms this past weekend?
Communication disruptions, electrified pipes, random unexplained blue-screens in Windows - the list of effects is terrifying.
  Results   489 votes