Some silliness with analogies
By davew on Dec 31, 2007
It's sometimes amusing to see what conversational threads start at the local, especially after a few beers :-).
For instance, the old adage about optimists, pessimists and whether glasses are half-empty or half-full can almost take on a life of its own:
- Optimist: the glass is half full.
- Pessimist: the glass is half empty.
- High-availability engineer: half the liquid is in a redundant glass.
- Performance engineer: the glass is performing at 50 percent capacity.
- Accountant: the glass is twice the size it needs to be; if we don't get more liquid before the end of the quarter, we need to downsize it.
- Auditor: who owns the glass?
- Compliance officer: are the glass and the liquid owned by the same organisation? What do their industry regulators have to say about liquid management?
- Consolidation engineer: you can put the liquid from those other, smaller glasses into this big one.
- Virtualisation engineer: ...and when you do, you don't have to worry about whether the liquids are the same or not, as they won't mix.
- Security engineer: now prove that last statement, and show how multiple people can drink only their liquid from the same glass, hygienically.