Whenever I get an advertisement for something I’ll never buy, I celebrate that they don’t know everything about me!
I’ve decided to implement a new crisis management protocol for when hilariously undermanned and epically underdocumented projects collide with predictably impossible problems:
Me: We’re unable.
Me: Can’t do that.
Me: We’ll be in the Hudson.
Here’s how a typical support case works after my colleagues started checking out like flies in November and my idea that management thought knowledge was transferred via some kind of “USB”-cable for programmers’ brains turned out to be enormously optimistic—the predominant theory seems to be that knowledge sticks to the walls… I’m hoping no one orders me to lick the walls…:
Customer: The system is broken! What’s wrong?
After lots of research in non-existing documentation and uncommented code following the “unnecessary surgery” doctrine of Ghostbusters (this relates both to the term itself and the performance of the actors in the linked clip…):
Me: The input is wrong…
I wonder who did it?!
A: I believe that in the future we’ll talk to computers like we talk to people today.
B: That wouldn’t work in an office landscape.
A: Is that an argument for or against voice interfaces?
“Automatic software and app updates are most likely to start working when your iPhone is plugged in for long periods while remaining connected to Wi-Fi.”
I’m wondering… how does their general personality affect the decision to update or not? Does their mood affect the decision as well? Hmmm…
Or is it just that Apple wishes to be mysterious about their update rules? The people writing about Apple products?
Seems to me, unless they hooked the update decision to a neural network there should be a pretty clear cut rule…
Unless the bastard is bugging out… I mean is having a bad day…
Apple’s document scanner is hidden inside the Notes app, and because it supports in-app sharing, you can store the newly scanned document anywhere you want.
Wow! I didn’t know my iPhone could do that… phew… postponing printer, scanner, copier hunt for better days 😀