Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sometimes I think it's a miracle you ever get anything done
So I'm making up for not having an Easter Snarky on Monday, and then duplicating last week's Snarky, by going all sacrilegious. I could have done an Easter Egg cartoon, as that's very developer-centric, but that seems so overdone. Maybe next year. I think Jesus being cross-functional is amusing, partially because of the cross, and partially because you can apply cross-functional to the father, the son, and the holy ghost if you're considering the team aspect. I'm not sure how that falls out in a metaphor: manager, lead, tester? More than anything, making an Easter Snarky made me think, how do you go about making an Eastern Orthodox Easter Snarky, as I know a developer who can't work on Eastern Orthodox Easter. Then I realized I'm my own Snarky, because it's still Easter regardless of the calendar.
Now, it could have been more snarkier. I originally pondered having the crosses on Calvary and having the robber saying the really annoying statement, and Jesus having the black cloud of annoyance. But then I realized I'm not the artist of the team, and my stick figure Jesus and robber would look pretty tragic, in a graphical artist sense. But I can show you my PoC. Then I realized the whole Calvary thing, though related to Easter, wasn't really what Easter was about. It was about the cave.
So here's my low-fi Easter cave snarky PoC. Now this might seem very anti-Snrky as there's no place to put the quote. But pause for a moment, think about one of our management/desk snarkies, and then make the voice of God coming down from above the manager's voice. Eh? I think it works. Something like, "After they rebury you, we'll try again." Almost worth a New Yorker style caption contest.
Unfortunately, if you're working in black and white primarily via paint, a rock looks just like a hole.
Snarky: I think the only programmer who was ever cross-functional was Jesus.
Title: Sometimes I think it's a miracle you ever get anything done