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Re: [XP] all OO programmers should learn design patterns

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  • Andrew Hunt
    ... Magnetic personality, I guess. You don t want these people standing around while you re unit testing!! ... Forget XP, what we need is a good totem pole...
    Message 1 of 33 , Apr 30, 2001
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      azami@... reports:

      >We also had someone for whom a computer would never fail. We could
      >consistently generate a program crash until she came and stood near
      >the computer - then it would work. If someone brought us a file that
      >caused the software to crash when trying to print, we'd have her come
      >stand by the computer so the print would go through. I don't know why
      >it worked.

      Magnetic personality, I guess. You don't want these people standing
      around while you're unit testing!!

      >Incidentally, I told my (now) wife about the printer dance while she
      >was an undergrad (oh, around '95). She also had success using the
      >"printer dance" with her department's finnicky printer. She did have
      >some explaining to do, however, when a fellow student walked in on
      >her! :-)

      Forget XP, what we need is a good totem pole...

      :-)

      /\ndy
    • Andrew Hunt
      ... Magnetic personality, I guess. You don t want these people standing around while you re unit testing!! ... Forget XP, what we need is a good totem pole...
      Message 33 of 33 , Apr 30, 2001
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        azami@... reports:

        >We also had someone for whom a computer would never fail. We could
        >consistently generate a program crash until she came and stood near
        >the computer - then it would work. If someone brought us a file that
        >caused the software to crash when trying to print, we'd have her come
        >stand by the computer so the print would go through. I don't know why
        >it worked.

        Magnetic personality, I guess. You don't want these people standing
        around while you're unit testing!!

        >Incidentally, I told my (now) wife about the printer dance while she
        >was an undergrad (oh, around '95). She also had success using the
        >"printer dance" with her department's finnicky printer. She did have
        >some explaining to do, however, when a fellow student walked in on
        >her! :-)

        Forget XP, what we need is a good totem pole...

        :-)

        /\ndy
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