A light heart lives long.
– William Shakespeare (LLL V.ii.)
Holding on to anger
is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it
at someone else;
you are the one
who gets burned.
This week’s Travel Theme Challenge: Hot.
The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
the realist adjusts the sails.
– William Arthur Ward
Project winds can be gusty, especially in I.T., but this was really something else. We had been buffeted to and fro all year by changing requirements, priorities, and resources – but this? Major design changes in complex accounting software, just weeks before go-live? At the end of User Acceptance Testing?
It was quite a serious meeting, and I really tried not to laugh, but I simply couldn’t help it. Then, of course, half the team went into hysterics. It was Eric’s fault, really, for keeping a straight face when he asked:
Er, were you planning to do any actual testing before go-live?
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This week’s 100-wcgu: …I really tried not to laugh…
Any resemblance to real projects, live or dead, is purely
Green is the prime color of the world,
and that from which its loveliness arises.
– Pedro Calderon de la Barca
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Green