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At last some word from the front!

Post  OldProfessorBear on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:55 am

http://www.brassgoggles.co.uk/brassgoggles/200809/reassurance-in-this-time-of-uncertainty

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  Miss Gaslight on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:21 am

Oh thank goodness I was really starting to worry. I hope it is back up soom and hopefully the posting of the spare goggels url will send people this way.
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  OldProfessorBear on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:19 am

We hope for a favourable conclusion during October…

So do we.

I was hoping for something a bit more ... specific? ... datewise. But as a veteran of the IT field, I do know better. The one thing that worries me is the old time estimate rule: Always translate an estimate up to the next larger unit.


(doing the math is left as an exercise for the reader)


No, I really am an optimist, but nobody ever seems to believe that ...

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  ms_boo_dreadful on Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:25 am

well there is a differance between optamist and idiot. so yes i see your point Mr Bear. hmm my hopes are that BG will come back up and running... but until then i shall continue to sip my tea and persue these boards. Smile since you all seem to be so kind as to not point and make fun of my bad spelling. and everyone here is civil and kind Smile

thanks for the up date! rabbit
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  markf on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:20 pm

VIrtually any news is good news for me. I'm with Ms Boo, thank you for the updates. markf
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:10 pm

Hah. I knew they were on it. =D

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  CaptZaphod on Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:52 pm

But...
But...
What'll happen to all that we have here...if they fix BG?
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:19 pm

Hmm? Oh, I expect we'll do something like install two-way links in relevant threads, start threads when necessary to continue discussions begun here and carry on as normal, then (if ever the main forum conks out again) drag this lovely little secondary out for another run.
T'was only ever meant to be a temporary measure, Captain. Smile


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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  OldProfessorBear on Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:26 pm

CaptZaphod wrote:But...
But...
What'll happen to all that we have here...if they fix BG?
Yeah, I've been thinking about that ...

First of all, I'm sure this place will be kept up so it will be all ready next time BG goes down.

Secondly, there are at least two things we can do to keep from losing this stuff: we can try to figure out how to copy it on to the Wiki (which will probably be somewhat difficult), and/or we can put links to it on BG (and probably should try to do both).

Also, I was toying with reciprocal links when BG came up briefly, such that a thread could almost seamlessly be continued back there (the last post here links to the first post there, while the first post there links to the first post here so you can easily find the earlier entries). Simple enough.

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  ObadiahAskew on Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:57 am

thank gods i finally found this forum, i've been going through steampunk withdrawal

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  HAC on Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:01 am

OldProfessorBear wrote:
We hope for a favourable conclusion during October…

So do we.

I was hoping for something a bit more ... specific? ... datewise. But as a veteran of the IT field, I do know better. The one thing that worries me is the old time estimate rule: Always translate an estimate up to the next larger unit.


(doing the math is left as an exercise for the reader)


No, I really am an optimist, but nobody ever seems to believe that ...

So in old IBM-speak, a 4 banana job?

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  Mad Maxine on Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:34 pm

4 bananas? Something having to do with the propeller-heads in the monkey cage?

Anyway: WOOT!
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  HAC on Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:10 pm

Mad Maxine wrote:4 bananas? Something having to do with the propeller-heads in the monkey cage?

Anyway: WOOT!

Back in the bad old mainframe days, it all started when one IBM programmer, when asked how long a project would take, replied "oh its a one bananna job"...
It sort of acquired a life of its own after that.. I never heard the term much after the late 1970's, though, and very raraley in a nono-IBM context..

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  The Kernel on Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:19 pm

Presumably that would relate to the number of bananas the programmer would eat during the course of the repair.

Better than a "two pot noodle" job!
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  HAC on Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:53 am

The Kernel wrote:Presumably that would relate to the number of bananas the programmer would eat during the course of the repair.

Better than a "two pot noodle" job!
Found a reference..

"At mainframe shops, where the computers have operators for routine administrivia, the programmers and hardware people tend to look down on the operators and claim that a trained monkey could do their job. It is frequently observed that the incentives that would be offered said monkeys can be used as a scale to describe the difficulty of a task. A one-banana problem is simple; hence, “It's only a one-banana job at the most; what's taking them so long?” At IBM, folklore divides the world into one-, two-, and three-banana problems. Other cultures have different hierarchies and may divide them more finely; at ICL, for example, five grapes (a bunch) equals a banana. Their upper limit for the in-house sysapes is said to be two bananas and three grapes (another source claims it's three bananas and one grape, but observes “However, this is subject to local variations, cosmic rays and ISO”). At a complication level any higher than that, one asks the manufacturers to send someone around to check things."


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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  The Kernel on Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:18 am

Wonderful
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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  elkedoring on Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:57 pm

Thank the Gods! I have so missed my steampunks! I had to start my next year of college without getting my steampunk fix! Ah! It was dreadful! But at least it has been remedied. Huzzah! Razz

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  SteamChild on Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:27 am

This has been posted on Brass Goggles. Very Happy


« A Message of Hope…Reasons To Be Cheerful….

"In a couple of days you will find that no comments can be posted to the blog…
Don’t worry…!
This is so we can then pack all the furniture into the van …
Then the blog and the forum will be transported to our new home and unpacked…
This may take up to 3 days (including tea breaks and gremlin stomping…)
The DNS config will be updated (I’ll let the experts deal with this while I decide where to put the potted plants..) This happens as fast as the Internet provider wants it to but with mass finger-crossing all will be well…
errr…?
That’s it…
Don’t dally, don’t dilly just follow the van with your old cock linnet…”
O.S.M."

It might be back by next week!(right?).......

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Re: At last some word from the front!

Post  Prof. George of Chaos on Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:22 pm

Crossing fingers and touching wood.

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