I think... I'll need proof going forward that Joel Spoelsky and I are not the same person. Go have fun reading his latest article, Rub a Dub Dub, where Joel describes the haphazard development, and subsequent redesign, of his product FogBUGZ. His experience (including the refactoring details) is nearly identical to the experience I had with the development of [Product X] (which I can't name here). Spooky.
This Satirewire article is pretty funny and well worth visiting for, if nothing else, the table of what world leaders would have called -uh- "the act." Onan's act, that is. My favorite? Julius Ceasar: Rendering unto me what's mine. :) Ha!
The one I want to add (though not a world leader): Kenneth Lay: Tendering his resignation.
Apparently, Ernie got the check yesterday. I guess you were right, E, the bank will cash a Kogepan-designed money order. :)
Now, though we've never met, I've been a fan of Ernie's site for some time, even despite the nice things he's said recently. :) Which leads me to list the top five things I like about Ernie's site:
- All the randomized elements. For instance, the "five favorites" script. Everyone gets a moment. Leads the user to the big list without taking up real estate. Cool. Also: the slogans. The funny, funny slogans.
- The "Dexter/Ernie" icon. Coolest caricature ever.
- In the archives: Ernie imagines a scene from an Amish "adult" video. (Suitable for work. Any subsequent nightmares you may have, however, are not the responsibility of either the author nor myself.)
- In the archives: Fantasy sequence; his mother's weblog. "ERRR-NIE!!!!!!! WHEN YOU HAVE GIRLFRIEND???"
- The creation of a little. yellow. different vernacular. Which invariably leads every poster in the comments section to call Ernie some variant of the word "bitch." (See also, bi-yatch, biiitch, b-bitch, baaaatch)
Ah, she is a silky mistress...Ms. Quid Pro Quo. Employed by the Mutual Admiration Society, Ms. Quo excels in the scratching of backs. Mr. Hsiung scratches my back. I scratch his. And no visible money changed hands.
Say...is this what it feels like to be in politics? Or, perhaps more appropriately and actually within my experience, high school? :)