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Re: the electrix repeater

At 6:04 PM -0700 8/1/01, Mark Sottilaro wrote:
>Sorry Tom, but where I come from when someone tells you something 
>like, "as soon
>as we get a power supply..." at a point when they're 10 months away 
>from having
>finished software, you are being lied to.  When you're told a 
>shipping date at a
>point when "nasty crashes and lock-ups...or card memory corruption!!" is 
>close to being an issue, you are being lied to.

Hey, those were MY words, not Electrix'!

>Maybe in the sunny love love land
>where you live, everyone tries very hard at their job and does a great 

Actually, it's New York City (as if y'all didn't know that)
so it's not particularly sunny and love love.


However, I personally manage to deliver a pretty astounding
volume of high-quality code, specifications and documentation
myself... and the other people I work with are pretty swift too.

But I've been doing it a long time.  I expect to
see a lot of bugs in other people's code, particularly
if I wasn't involved, and I expect that these might
take a very long time to fix.


I might add that real-time code is the hardest to debug.

>here in the real world, I find people that call themselves "project 
>managers" or
>"marketing engineers" to talk out their ass on a regular basis.

It is pretty variable, but yes.

>unrealistic due dates is one of their greatest skills.  I'd love to here 
>uncensored version of what's going on at Electrix from an 
>engineer.  I'd bet we'd all have a nice chuckle.

well, here's a joke.

Q: what's the difference between a used car salesman and a
    computer salesman?

A: the used car salesman knows when he's lying.

><nelson> Ha ha </nelson>


Glad to have some more Repeater rumours to waste our
time on, I was beginning to actually get some work done.


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