Monday, November 4, 2013

Quip Me Gently

"...if you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute."

So much is lost, no doubt, in context; still, so much seems to stand upon its own--far removed from points of origin or context.

In my six years at ChemSW (now Accelrys), every page load of each issue tracker in our history (from Bugzilla to FogBugz) would display a single, randomized quip. There is a decade of history between the lines of these quotations, snatched from the air and committed to memory according to whims now utterly forgotten.

While I continue to wrestle with an analysis of the last few years, I wanted to preserve some of these both for myself and as a kind of monument to that time. The names have been changed to protect the innocent--all names except my own.

Sadly, in the end, not everything could be improved by simply adding an LCD screen.

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