When you realize that when you vote up/down a sigh the buttons are still there, but just the images are gone...
President: "We don't need two servers"
Me: "But we need redundancy"
President: "Two servers are for losers. A good team doesn't allow the ONE server to die"
Find yourself struggling with a complicated and difficult problem.
Unable to find any assistance on the internet, you finally decide to use StackOverflow.
Break up the problem into the core issue and abstract away any specifics with your particular implementation.
Because the question is hard, and is not Jquery, it gets ignored.
Give up, try googling one more time.
First search result is your question.
[Boss] : I want you to add a cookie right here - * points at screen.
[Me] : uhhh What?
[Boss] : Put a cookie here - * points at screen again.
[Me] : ummmmm...
[Team Lead] : He means drop down list.
<Boss>: We can't afford upgrade your 7-year-old Windows-based development machines
<All of the developers>: Sits and waits for [Eclipse to become responsive/server to start/code to compile]
<Boss>: Why do we keep missing our release dates?!
CTO of PHP shop: We are going to replace all our MySQL installations with SQL Server.
Developers: What is the reasoning behind this? Everything is working great and SQL Server is going to cost $$$...
CTO: MySQL isn't "enterprise".
On Skype this afternoon:
<coworker> should [bit of bash] work?
<me> I don't know, what happens when you run it?
<coworker> oh, I haven't tried that yet.
I AM NOT YOUR SHELL. GO AWAY.
Stack overflow -
Q: Can anyone help me with this problem?
A: nm, I figured it out.
Started subversion update.
Went to grab coffee.
Come back to find "Out of Disk Space" warning dialogs.
Seems boss had decided it was time to start storing dumps of our (very large) production database in our source code repository.
Me: Lets use ffmpeg library to compress the screen capture before sending it across..
Team lead: And who is gonna learn all the undocumented api ? lets use multiple threads and push raw RGB data...
Me: But that would be too much data..
Team lead: Sure, go ahead and explore it during your 'free' time..
Whole team: muaa haa ha haa
..... 1 month later thread based version implemented ....
Team & TL : Works like charm on LAN.. lets test on WiFi
.... data creawls on WiFi thanks to the latency...
TL: Umm.. so did you look into that ffmpeg thingy during your free time ?