Category Archives: IT Funny

The Expert

“The Expert” is a short sketch illustrating the frustration every Engineer feels inside a meeting.

Client will always ask irrational requirements.
Client will always ask irrational requirements.

Every time. Two words. Full meaning. Every time a meeting takes place and the client along with the Managers come together to discuss the specifications of a “Project”, an engineer comes across the pictured subjects.

The client as always does not know what she/he wants. The expert is here so as to advise what can and cannot be done. And as always, the managers are taking the side of the  client. It really does not matter whether the clients requirement is an NP unsolvable problem or for god’s sake the solution to worlds famine, the managers will always give the client what she/he wants.

No matter how hard the expert might argue, he will end in frustration accepting all the clients demand.

You see, from the manager’s point of view, he will not be doing any dirty work. In terms of computer science and programming, the manager will not be doing any research, he will not be coding at all.

All it matters is to sign that damn contract. Nothing else. Words like “mathematically impossible” do not exist in the vocabulary while the client asks from the expert to publicly prove for example that 1=2.

Source : the laughing squid

Watch this video and you will remember yourself in these situations.

Auto Photobombing Google

Again from the Google Blog

We found out some interesting apps that are Auto  Photobombing your photos.

Quite interesting, especially when the photobomber  is  David Hasselhoff .

Google+ Auto Awesome is all about fun surprises that bring your photos to life. And whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch at the Oscars or Michelle Obama at the White House, a celebrity photobomb is the ultimate surprise, turning an ordinary photo into something extraordinary.

Now with Auto Awesome Photobombs, you too can get a celebrity photobomb—no red carpet required. We’re starting with surprise appearances by +David Hasselhoff, everyone’s favorite crime-fighting rockstar lifeguard.

David Rulez!

Upload a new self-portrait, or a group photo with friends, and leave some room for The Hoff. He might just make your photo a little more #Hoffsome.

Source : Google Blog.

 

The Art Of Commenting Code

Ever Since the Appearance of TDD

Comments have started been replaced from a separate unit test. At least this happens in theory….

After numerous head-wall-banging sessions though, even at large companies where they tend to have a more standardized method of coding with large codebases we often find many, many good gems.

Commenting is art! Trolling while commenting is a given!

Have a look below and for crying out loud laugh until you break 🙂

Personal Favorites :

Dear maintainer:
Once you are done trying to 'optimize' this routine, and have realized what a terrible mistake that was, please increment the following counter as a warning to the next guy:

 total_hours_wasted_here = 42 

And another one, which by the way I have said it many times :

When I wrote this, only God and I understood what I was doing

Now, God only knows

Best Comments Ever!

On a relevant note while browsing source code of battle.net

Look what I found!

Screenshot from 2014-03-20 11:14:24
Put on your robe and wizard hat and lets Play Hearthstone ? While binding events with jQuery 😀

 

And last but not least, from the company’s large codebase  I currently work at:

**********WARNING******************
*********GRANDE KOLODAXTYLO ***************
To solve issue with serializing data coming in different parts of the response array

Kolodaxtylo in greek means “the middle finger”.

And some dummy user names / passenger names in unit tests :

Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and in general names from Star Wars Universe.

But also Greek ones:

Lelos Observes

A sidenote here, working primarily on a travel agency booking site, while we all devs use this name for our tests, it turns out that this guy “Lelos Observes” has “traveled” virtually 2-3 times around the world…

Mitros Karamitros, Loula Karaloula and Loulis Kouklentes