Sanding our assholes with 150 grit. Slowly. Lovingly.

I'm Mark too Goddamnit.

"Sorry that was in response to Mark"

Ugh.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
Aren't you Mr.TAW? Or is it Mr. T.A.W.?
Permalink Dennis Forbes 
January 24th, 2006
I can't be both? Heck, there's less variety in things to call me than with him - I've never changed my nick here.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
You're insignificant to us. Your only claim to fame is you are a moderator here, however that came to be still puzzles most.
Permalink :) 
January 24th, 2006
I tend to refer to you as "Mark", and ex-muppet as "Mark W" -- you were Mark first, so it seems fitting you get the simpler version.
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 24th, 2006
The only problem with that is Mark and Mark W could still refer to either of us.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
I think it's pretty obvious that Mark W is meant to refer to me, as hardly anybody knows that your last name is actually Wieczoricz or whatver. :)

I think most people think your last name is Taw.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
You're the only one here who would call you "Mark W", so get over it. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 24th, 2006
That still doesn't change that whenever I see Mark W I think it's about me.
Permalink MarkTAW 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah but you think nearly everything is about you.

;-)
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
Yeah, that's the problem with ambiguity. Once there's TWO Marks, now you have to add a modifier -- Mark T. and Mark W.

I struggle with this at work all the time -- people think a term is ambiguous, so they try to define the ambiguous term as being ONLY THIS interpretation (instead of simply adding, and maintaining, the modifier).

This sounds innocuous, I'm sure, until you find that one of the terms is "Queue". As in "The replay queue has never worked very well, so we don't want any more queue's in this design."

Well, in software, it's really crippling to remove the concept of "queue" that way. And these people resist quite strongly having their definition of "replay_queue" as "queue" being challenged, for some reason.

Then there's the idiot who insists that HIS un-ambiguous definition of Queue should be the one that it really means, even though the customer is insisting that THEIR unambiguous definition should be the only one. Neither of their definitions match the generic, vanilla 'queue' of course.

Oh, we have so much fun at work.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
"Me, me, me..." That's the trouble with the youth of today. :)
Permalink Mat Hall 
January 24th, 2006
Exactly.
Permalink :) 
January 24th, 2006
From now on, I'm {a6c3d375-1a8b-46ef-a408-fa1d8ae6a826}.
What about "The Notorious T.A.W."? Has a ring to it.
Permalink Arnold Schwarzeneggar 
January 24th, 2006
But, Mark, doesn't Mr.Warner sounds too formal for this forum? Or what do you you think Mark? :-)
Permalink Senthilnathan N.S. 
January 24th, 2006
Hmm, it just occurred to me that Mark TAW's real last name does in fact begin with W, not T.

Back to the drawing board.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
Be a TAW for a day?
Permalink exampleTAW 
January 24th, 2006
Modifier.. shouldn't that be 'qualifier'? Mark remains the same after all.
I suggest you call your selves Mr.Mustard and Mr.Turquoise.
Permalink Zoot TAW 
January 24th, 2006
"Modifier" versus "Qualifier". Interesting.

I'm going to have to think about that.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
There's not much to think about. He's right and you were wrong. It's plainly obvious.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
It must be wonderful to live in a world that is so black and white, Mark W. My father is the same way.

Oh, wait, from your stories it's not that wonderful. Never mind.

Oh, and Modifier/Qualifier:
http://www.answers.com/topic/qualifier

The noun "qualifier" has 2 meanings:

Meaning #1: a contestant who meets certain requirements and so qualifies to take part in the next stage of competition


Meaning #2: a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
Synonym: modifier

So, since "modifier" is a synonym with "qualifier", I don't think either is wrong.

Now, I still need to think about it, because of course the implications of the two are different.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
Synonymns are similiar, not the same, Mr. Allan.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
Read carefully. Did I SAY they were the same? No, I said neither was wrong.

And I also said their implications were different, so I still wanted to think about this.

Patience Mr. Warner, I'm sure I'll say something idiotic soon enough that you can call me on.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
You're just upset because I fucked your dad.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
There you go.
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006
I fucked him all night long.
Permalink Mark Warner 
January 24th, 2006
Nope, still not "torture".
Permalink AllanL5 
January 24th, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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