Why does Wally have his back to the omnipotent Dogbert?! Look at him while he’s speaking to you, dog! :D
Has Dilly turned into a zombie…?
Does Dogbert work for Apple?
Just a single vendor incompatibility issue.
Dogbert is presidential material.
You mean they finally got rid of that “Legacy System” that only Wally could deal with? Watch your back, Walster… ☺
Today Dogbert would be the equivalent of Bezos, considering everyone’s moving to AWS.
I was a software engineer (NOT “IT guy”), so almost all the things my group bought were also software. Remarkably seldom, but not “never”, we found that our supplier wouldn’t release a patch we needed. At which point, we would—grinding our teeth in frustration—dig out the decompiler tools and patch it ourselves. Instead of doing the job we were hired to do. As I recall it, both times that happened, the product was supplied by a Big Proprietary Company whose names I won’t mention. They both had ISO 9000 programs in place, though. We never had that problem with open source tools (other problems, yes, but not that one).
A company I once worked for bought one of those “Magic, You’ll never need a Programmer again” packages from a vendor.
About a month after we bought & installed it, the entire system Crashed, Hard. Test. Production, everything shut down. While were were all gathered around the coffee pot, one of the guys using the “Product” began complaining about a weird “Bug” he’d just encountered. He’d entered a line of code that the “In Flight” syntax checker flagged as an error. He tried to Correct the typo. It put the typo back and informed him it was an Error. He’d deleted the line. It put the line back and informed him it was an Error.
He said he’d tried Everything he could think of but it would not go away.
Then, he said, he got annoyed and typed in “GO TO HELL”. Naturally, we asked: “Then What?”. He said he didn’t know because right then, the system Crashed.
We all looked at one another, and said, practically in unison: “No. It Wouldn’t”.
As soon as the system came back up, we gathered around his cubbyhole, he recreated the unfixable error, and then typed in “GO TO HELL”. The System Crashed.
Then, we all went to the conference room, called the Vendor Rep on speaker phone and told her about the Unfixable Error. She logged on to her system and confirmed that the Bug would not go away. Then, we told her that we’d sorta found a way to stop the error from happening any more. SO She Typed In “GO TO HELL” on her terminal.
The next thing we heard from the speaker phone was: “OH SHIT”.
Easy there, Dogbert, sir! Your megalomania is showing again….