GET TO KNOW ME MEME → 10 female characters
↳ 3/10 Éowyn
Our development team was working on a content management system for a corporate client. It was a big system that administered units produced in a variety of languages and applications and, as a result, required careful user interface design and a lot of backend code.
We were doing a show and tell with our partially working system for a couple of corporate VPs to get their feedback on the design. We took a lunch break, and when we got back, the two VPs said they had something they wanted to show us.
They proudly presented a series of PowerPoint slides that showed where they wanted the buttons and pick lists placed.
Client: There, see? This is the arrangement that makes the most sense to us. Can you do this?
Client: You know, I really don’t understand why it takes your team so long to design these interfaces. We knocked this out in about an hour.
The entire team sat stunned until the senior programmer—a man of very few words—pointed to a button on the PowerPoint screen.
PROGRAMMER: What does this button do?
Client: Well, clearly it administers the training and testing selected by the user.
PROGRAMMER: If I click it right now, it will do that?
Client: Well … no. Actually, it doesn’t do anything yet.
PROGRAMMER: That’s why it only took you an hour.
This one in particular DRIVES MY UP THE FRACKING WALL. A lot of people I develop for think that if they give me one big image and get me to stick it online it’ll work. If you click that link do you think it will take you somewhere? If you hover over that image within the image will it do that cool animated thing? Do you think that image will scale correctly on all browsers and resolutions? Do you think you can fill in that IMAGE OF A FORM? No. Fracking no. It’s all coded. You design something and then you break it into little pieces and integrate it into a complicated code. And it’s so hard to explain to someone and regardless of how often you try they still won’t get it.
Me: “What browser are you on?”
Me: “Google Chrome?”
Client: “No, just regular Google.”
Me: “That’s the site. I want to know the browser.”
Client: “Look, we can have this conversation forever, man. But when I hit the internet logo, Google comes up!”
Me: “Okay…What does that “internet logo” look like?
Client: “…A fiery fox, I guess. But that’s irrelevant.”
all of the harry potter posters in one
THE MOST UNDERAPPRECIATED JOKE OF ALL TIME
An informative drawing about introverts and extroverts. ^^ Many people lean towards either introverted or extroverted but have qualities from both.