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28 March 2005 @ 02:56 pm
oh, man.  
Part of our Help documentation says:

"If you want to integrate your systems more deeply with our back end..."

::facepalm::

Mental note: update that. Stat.
 
 
 
SEFsef1029 on March 28th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
Heh. We have headends and frontends, too. But my favorite such example, from an Israeli aircraft maintenance manual:

Tighten the nuts on the stud until stiff.

How are you liking the new job?
Anna S.: brianeliade on March 28th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC)
Tighten the nuts on the stud until stiff.

::loves::

How are you liking the new job?

I like it a lot! It's almost exactly like my old job, but with the benefit that the department is lower on the evolutionary ladder--newer--which means that I bring with me skills I've already exercised elsewhere that are novel to them. So I look pretty smart. Yay. *g*
SEFsef1029 on March 28th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
I love when that happens. Respect is good. Very good.
Trepkos: Not a slut by catvampcrazinestrepkos on March 28th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC)
"Tighten the nuts on the stud until stiff."

We are six. Except, I wouldn't have got the joke when I was six.
Come to think of it, I wouldn't have understood it till I was at least 12.
I was a slow developer.
ruthless1ruthless1 on March 28th, 2005 11:08 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with that? Besides the fact that they left a phone number off the instructions.
::is six with the both of youse::
Nia: crazylovepopfantastic on March 28th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
Spoilsport! I say leave it in.
Anna S.eliade on March 29th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
Maybe I should change it to, "If you want to sink your systems more deeply into our back end..."
witlingwitling on March 29th, 2005 12:26 am (UTC)
"...use lube."
Anna S.: muldereliade on March 30th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
Will you write me some systems-backend porn? I'm just so turned on right now. I'm thinking of hardware....
witlingwitling on March 30th, 2005 01:20 am (UTC)
SV ficlet in thamiris's comments? Good enough?

RAM it harder, baby. Aww, yeah.
Anna S.: lex_scotcheliade on March 30th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
You are admirably disturbing. Llamas!
the upper echelons of mediocrity: Evidently gaythe_star_fish on March 29th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
"... a couple of beers will really help smooth things along."
Anna S.eliade on March 30th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
You have killed me. *g*
Hepcat: angelite xander laughingnwhepcat on March 29th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
Mmmmmm, technoslash!
Anna S.: puppyeliade on March 30th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC)
You've invented a word! It doesn't google! *party streamers* What shall we do with it?
Hepcatnwhepcat on March 30th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
Keen!

I think we should contribute to its eventual overuse and listing on that annual list of words that should be stricken from the language because they're so overused! It would be like being the person who came up with "Where's the beef?"
beautifulstarsbeautifulstars on March 29th, 2005 02:10 am (UTC)
who is your icon? it's been driving me crazy.
Anna S.: jack-davenporteliade on March 29th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Jack Davenport! (Norrington in Pirates of the Carribean; Steve on Coupling; Michael on Ultraviolet. :)
beautifulstarsbeautifulstars on March 29th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
mmm. he's yummers.
Anna S.: spikeeliade on March 30th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
Isn't he?! Yes yes yes. :)
rustybitch: Shootrustybitch on March 29th, 2005 08:43 am (UTC)
But that sound so interesting....;>
Pamgoosegirl9 on March 29th, 2005 02:29 pm (UTC)
Hee. That's pretty funny. :)
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Anna S.: spandereliade on March 30th, 2005 12:23 am (UTC)
"The [launcher] is hardened in the erect state, and may be manually de-erected."

This is awesome. *g* "Honey, I can't get it down. Can you manually de-erect me?"
Hepcatnwhepcat on March 30th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
There was a Queer as Folk about that....
Anna S.eliade on March 30th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
That's right! And strangely I was just thinking of it this morning when reading this:

http://www.zug.com/pranks/viagra/