Obviously bised toward stupidity.
Wish I’d taken shop. I measure twice, cut twice and then rasp it a bit before I get out the wood putty.
Sign in “Hometown” Ben’s shop… “Measure once cuss twice”
I measure twice, get two different results, measure a third time, still comes out different, begin to think that the tape measure is messing with my head.
I measured and cut this board twice and it’s still too short.
Reminds me of the old Böll short story, ’Action Will Be Taken ’.
Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, then cut it with an axe…
OMG… Wally had an idea,…?
When I “think outside of the box”, I’m considered rebellious. When I “push the envelope” I ricochet into disaster. So after lunch I just go back to my desk and plan my vacation.
I saw exactly that poster in a federal government contracting office
My contractor always said measure twice, cut one. He was so gross.
Measure twice, cut once, cry, go back to the hardware store.
I worked for a company who had a targeted Leadership behavior that was something like – “Leaders make things go fast”. Interpret how you will …
I think it should say, “measure once, cut twice, repeat…”
I’ve mentioned this before but I worked for a Swiss multinational branch in the U.S.. During a “quality awareness drive”, the company put up expensive four-color posters all around the site. Unfortunately, the word “professionalism” was mis-hyphenated on the poster. See, quality is in the details .
“Action” is my middle name. But “stoopid” is my nickname.
managers are not the ones that get the work done, and if there is nothing accountable to show, is them who look bad even if they add no value to the product or the process, so design phase where there is nothing tangible looks bad. Better just do something as long as there is something to show, even if the result is crap. If the result is crap is because the people who actually do something are incompetents, but the managers did their job
Another from the Tao of Wally: “Our Actions Will Get Many Re-Actions”…
Measuriing twice and cutting once is fine with woodworking and such, but it doesn’t apply (or shouldn’t) in programming. “Cutting” is actually cheaper and more efficient than “measuring”.
A “Don’t Think Before You Act” poster may have reflected the PHB’s message more concisely.
Think once, screw up twice.
Don’t forget the Classic: “Even a Dead Cat is right twice a day”.
Poor, dumb PHB doesn’t even recognize this reversal of the old textile industry adage! No matter, This company is doomed to perpetual failure in any case.
P.S. Bravo, Wally; you win again!