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November 26, 2007

#349: Success


As a project wears on, standards for success slip lower and lower.

0 hours

[[Woman looking at man working on the computer.]]

Man: Okay, I should be able to dual-boot BSD soon.

6 hours

[[Man on the floor fiddling with the open tower in front of him.]]

Man: I’ll be happy if I can get the system working like it was when I started.

10 hours

[[Man standing in front of the computer which now has a laptop plugged into the tower.]]

Man: Well the desktop’s a lost cause, but I think I can fix the problems the laptop’s developed.

24 hours

[[Man and woman swimming in the sea, island and beach seen in the distance.]]

Man: If we’re lucky, the sharks will stay away until we reach shallow water.

Woman: If we make it back alive, you’re never upgrading anything again.

{{ 40% of OpenBSD installs lead to shark attacks. It’s their only standing security issue. }}