“After midnight, we’re gonna let it all hang out.
After midnight, We’re gonna chug-a-lug and shout.”
Chug-a-lug and shout sounds like a good idea.
During yesterdays and today’s testing, we discovered that the code we’ve been shipping for 2-1/2 years is operating exactly opposite of how its advertised to behave.. and no customer has ever complained.. and the testing machine never caught it.
And we sell several hundred of these things a month.
I’m going to get a six-pack on the way home, go home drown my sorrows in beer and a BURGER MADE WITH CHEESE.
Sometime in early 2011, the original programmer changed the code to be backwards and some unknown person changed the testing machine to not complain. Neither person seems to be employed here any more, so we’ll never know what happened.
My boss is puzzled, the production manager is freaking out, and they’re trying to figure out how to tell the execs about this.
Who says programming isn’t exciting? (seriously blank face) I have a headache now.