July 26th, 2004

Fairytale Princess Amy

Goddess of all things written

Screaming Mob: BRING OUT THE DOCUMENTATION! We want the docs! You can't withhold knowledge from us! We demand documentation!
Picket lines start forming outside the hapless cubicle.
Me: Oh dear. What are you looking for?
Screaming Mob: We want to run a built-in client through the undocumented interface utilizing a hoard of screaming monkeys as console jockeys.
Me: I'm not sure we have that.
Lone voice from the screaming mob: But we're sure anotherWriter wrote it!
Me:So you're coming to me for help? No, no, don't answer. I can see that you're here. Let me ask thirdWriter. (Fires up an AIM to thirdWriter) What is that book you wrote with anotherWriter?
Screaming Mob: But we just came from thirdWriter!
thirdWriter: It's the Undocumented Interface User's Guide.
Me: What's in it?...No nevermind, I'll just call it up here. (Opens a directory of files named client1, client2, client3...etc. Scrolls down to uiguide.pdf. Opens it. The Screaming Mob gasps in awe. Locates the chapter entitled Hoards of Monkeys Running The Client that the Screaming Masses Want Using Our Undocumented Interface)
Solies: Nice.
Screaming Mob: Yea!!!!!!!
(The crowd disperses happily.)
Solies: (helping clean up the mess left by the Screaming Mob) I'm just impressed that we were able to bring together such a diverse group united to a common purpose.
Me: Harrassing me? There's a giant step for mankind!
Robert: (Stepping over the trash left by the mob) So were you able to help them?
Me: Of course. It was a documentation question, and I am the goddess of documentation. My reputation is still intact!
Screaming Mob (dispersed): (cheers.)
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Book Club Administrivia

Okay, Book club date is August 29, 2004 (Sunday).
The book is William Safire's Scandalmonger.
See you then!
-m
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