Patience is a virtue!

Indeed. If you do not have Patience, you’re gonna get old really fast.

A greek proverb and in our line of work :

Please Wait - Most do, but there are @!#$holes!
Please Wait – Most do, but there are @!#$holes!

It’s true! Most people do wait when you prompt them. But there are also exceptions. In our line of work this happens a lot.

“Uhm, there is a wait screen…It says ‘Please wait, do not go back or cancel the waiting screen or your transaction might fail’… I clicked back, have I purchased the product?”

Again and again and again!

or, another client once said:

“I click the update button while the page loads, and it does not update!!!”

and to our dearest Project Managers:

“Come on, you have 1 day to rewrite the whole app, it is more than you need… You are a <<Ninja>> dev..”

Those people should be served with this page to see that Patience is a virtue : until they learn the value of WAITING! (in a different context) :


The Expert

“The Expert” is a short sketch illustrating the frustration every Engineer feels inside a meeting.

Client will always ask irrational requirements.
Client will always ask irrational requirements.

Every time. Two words. Full meaning. Every time a meeting takes place and the client along with the Managers come together to discuss the specifications of a “Project”, an engineer comes across the pictured subjects.

The client as always does not know what she/he wants. The expert is here so as to advise what can and cannot be done. And as always, the managers are taking the side of the  client. It really does not matter whether the clients requirement is an NP unsolvable problem or for god’s sake the solution to worlds famine, the managers will always give the client what she/he wants.

No matter how hard the expert might argue, he will end in frustration accepting all the clients demand.

You see, from the manager’s point of view, he will not be doing any dirty work. In terms of computer science and programming, the manager will not be doing any research, he will not be coding at all.

All it matters is to sign that damn contract. Nothing else. Words like “mathematically impossible” do not exist in the vocabulary while the client asks from the expert to mustfeedly prove for example that 1=2.

Source : the laughing squid

Watch this video and you will remember yourself in these situations.

Auto Photobombing Google

Again from the Google Blog

We found out some interesting apps that are Auto  Photobombing your photos.

Quite interesting, especially when the photobomber  is  David Hasselhoff .

Google+ Auto Awesome is all about fun surprises that bring your photos to life. And whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch at the Oscars or Michelle Obama at the White House, a celebrity photobomb is the ultimate surprise, turning an ordinary photo into something extraordinary.

Now with Auto Awesome Photobombs, you too can get a celebrity photobomb—no red carpet required. We’re starting with surprise appearances by +David Hasselhoff, everyone’s favorite crime-fighting rockstar lifeguard.

David Rulez!

Upload a new self-portrait, or a group photo with friends, and leave some room for The Hoff. He might just make your photo a little more #Hoffsome.

Source : Google Blog.