From a chat thread at work tonight:

“We’re engineers. we don’t always need to know why black magic works, we just sacrifice the chickens and hope for the best.”

Yup, one of those nights.

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Published in: on September 5, 2006 at 21:37  Comments (14)  
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  1. Been there, done that. Always a *fun* night…

  2. Been there, done that. Always a *fun* night…

  3. I find goats to be more reliable. Chickens are handy, but inconsistent.
    But, really, for engineers, the important thing was never why black magic works, but how.

  4. I find goats to be more reliable. Chickens are handy, but inconsistent.
    But, really, for engineers, the important thing was never why black magic works, but how.

  5. And scientists tape coins to lab equipment to propitiate the machine gods… I’ve seen it, I swear.

  6. And scientists tape coins to lab equipment to propitiate the machine gods… I’ve seen it, I swear.

  7. True. But we’ve got an awful lot of servers here, so scaling goats up to the required number could be messy.

  8. True. But we’ve got an awful lot of servers here, so scaling goats up to the required number could be messy.

  9. Seen it? Been there, done that, sacrificed the lab assistant.

  10. Seen it? Been there, done that, sacrificed the lab assistant.

  11. I thought the technical term was “minion.”

  12. I thought the technical term was “minion.”

  13. *nods* Me, too… the coining, that is, not the sacrificing. d00d! Hardcore!

  14. *nods* Me, too… the coining, that is, not the sacrificing. d00d! Hardcore!


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