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Software is from Humans

This reminds me of something that we did last Friday for Red Nose Day.

Because of the way our product works, we are able to change parts of the system quickly and easily at will (e.g. Through CSS). We decided last Friday to get into the spirit of things, and change the menu that appears on the left of the screen to be red, and have the Red Nose Day logo at the top (usually it holds the company logo). So I spent a bit of spare time here and there over a couple of days, achieving this minor miracle.

We thought we would just do this in our Development environment, and in the Testing environment for the people that do our testing, but in the end we managed to get it (with permission) into the “Live” environment which large numbers of people have to use daily.

I think it must have been something new to the company, to do something like this, but strangely we didn’t receive any major resistance to our plans. Sure, they wanted to see it before we sent it out, and they wanted to make sure that it was not damaging or unconducive, but other than that, they gave us the go-ahead. Strangely, we didn’t seem to receive any complaints about it either (I was expecting 1 or 2 from some managers, somewhere).

My worry now is that we have set a precedent for things to come…..

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  1. Rich
    March 17th, 2005 at 16:47 | #1

    I hate Red Nose Day
    Bah humbug. If I want to give to charity I’ll do it without Lenny Henry’s obnoxious cackle filling my home.

    Anyway, I find those comedy shorts about the starving in Africa to be in really poor taste.

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