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eng vs. designers vs. ops vs. biz [Mar. 21st, 2006|11:30 am]
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whitaker:
.... it's funny to imaigne a service if A) engineers made all the decisions, B) designers made all the decisions, C) ops made all the decisions, D) business made all the decisions

A) hilariously complicated, billions of features
B) no features, like 1 button
C) static html page
D) blinking ads all over that spam you if you look at them
heh
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[User Picture]From: kevink
2006-03-21 08:30 pm (UTC)

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Funny because it's true.
[User Picture]From: lisa
2006-03-21 09:18 pm (UTC)

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what is wrong with static html
[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2006-03-22 12:41 am (UTC)

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Certainly save some time on keeping service up during scheduled maintenance...
[User Picture]From: veroz
2006-03-21 09:32 pm (UTC)

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Less is more.
From: kfringe
2006-03-21 09:41 pm (UTC)

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"C" would actually be "ovens for users, firing squads for A, B and D."

We just want to avoid problems down the road.
[User Picture]From: grumpy_sysadmin
2006-03-22 12:42 am (UTC)

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... and enjoy getting paid to do nothing.
[User Picture]From: wetzel
2006-03-21 09:49 pm (UTC)

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What about engineers who are good at design?
[User Picture]From: ghewgill
2006-03-21 10:55 pm (UTC)

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One hilariously complicated button.
From: jamesd
2006-03-21 10:26 pm (UTC)

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There are solutions:

A. You get paid the same whatever features it has and can spend any free time on open source projects.

B. OK, I admit it, this one can't be solved. Just shoot the designers.

C. Pay ops people commission per incident and use the level of incidents to decide how many ops people are needed, fewer incidents. more people get fired.

D. This is tough. Hand over the advertising program to an intern and reward them on the basis of community acceptance. Intern must have extensive work experience with an ad blocking company. No ads until a suitable intern can be found.
[User Picture]From: dormando
2006-03-22 04:57 am (UTC)

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Oh shit! Is that why I have such a tough time getting promoted? ;)
From: jamesd
2006-03-22 12:14 pm (UTC)

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Are you sure it's not because of the way you smile at motherboards, daughtercards and female sockets?
[User Picture]From: dormando
2006-03-22 11:38 pm (UTC)

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Okay, I was going to say something racist about Sun equipment vs beigeboxes, but I'll just stop here.
[User Picture]From: ferrell
2006-03-22 02:50 am (UTC)

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E) Abuse made all the decisions: website remains the same except for the mysterious dissapearance of the create.bml page