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To iterate is human;
to recurse, divine.
APL is a write-only
language. (I can write programs in APL, but I can't read any of them.)
On a clear disk you
can seek forever.
An engineer is someone who does list processing
“There is great disorder under heaven. The situation is excellent.”
Evidently Mao spent some of this years as a project manager….
Question : Is Windows a virus?
What's the Object-Oriented way of becoming wealthy? Inheritance.
A guy and girl are sitting next to each other in a programming course. In the middle of the lecture, they start chatting, and really hit it off. Afterwards, she goes up to the professor to ask a question. When she gets back, she find the guy rummaging through her purse. "What the hell are you doing!? That's private!!" "But I thought we were in the same class!
"The C Programming Language - A language which combines the flexibility of assembly language with the power of assembly
PROGRAM - n. - A magic spell cast over a computer allowing it to turn one's input into error messages.
My best memos ever
At a staff meeting this am, a synergistic discussion led to our best idea ever! Notice how production has become operations, tech support is ops, sales is ops, marketing is ops, everything is ops. Thus, it must be only a matter of time before IT becomes part of operations!
We want to get ahead of the curve and proactively become part of ops. Given our traditionally low profile we decided that it seems only appropriate that we become known as Covert Ops. We want to be known as "Black Ops" operating under the motto: "Run silent, run deep." (Given that one other name for black ops is the "wet department" it all sort of fits.)
Given that we are geeks, we'll need the help of marketing to reposition and rebrand ourselves with all the crucial projects: t-shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads and the like. We see many possibilities for logo placement, ball caps and co-marketing with departments cooler than us. Perhaps Mark Stewart's group (they're known now as "Ops Ops" aren't they?) can get us some part numbers. After all, the CIA gift shop does have this sort of thing (with some of the items imported from China).
Of course this will have to operate within the "look and feel" set out by marketing. This should be easy, isn't that semi-transparent version of cartwheel man sort of a stealth image?
I certainly don't want to take the blame, er. credit for this idea and have to acknowledge the contributions of the entire applications systems staff, every single one of them. You know who you are.
This all comes at an opportune time, like all great ideas. The April 2002 issue of CIO Perspectives magazine has an article on branding of IT departments. Sure, it blew up in the face of both companies that tried it, but why should we let our vision be limited by that?John Nordin
CRM Project Manager, Black Ops
"Run silent, run deep"
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