back to article A ghoulish tale of pigs, devs and docs revived from the dead

"My pages have come alive!" accused one from my pod of guinea pigs, unfeasibly. This (as it turned out) not-so-singular anecdote from my murky professional experience working on large-scale content management projects came to mind this week while reading The Reg. It was triggered by that recent Who, me? story about the little …


  1. Daedalus Silver badge

    Don't panic

    If you'd looked in the room cupboard next door you would have seen an infinite number of monkeys working on a script for Hamlet.

  2. disgustedoftunbridgewells Silver badge

    I've been one of the chaps in the metaphorical cupboard. To say it isn't fun would be an understatement.

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken Silver badge

      Is this where the "S&M elements" mentioned above enter into it?

  3. GBE

    Allways Educational!

    I have to admit that I always end up learning something from Dabbs's columns. Often it's a slang phrase or pop-culture reference unfamiliar to us USAins. This time it was "baked bean wrestling". Somehow, I've spent more than a half-century on this planet without knowing that baked bean wrestling was "a thing".

    1. GrumpenKraut Silver badge

      Re: Allways Educational!

      > ...learning something from Dabbs's columns.

      Yep. And, for me, also from the comments.

      Beer because (1) of that and (2) it's beer o'clock. Prrrost! -------------->

    2. J. Cook Silver badge

      Re: Allways Educational!

      ... googling that was a *bad* idea.

      I require vodka to get rid of that image.

      1. onefang Silver badge

        Re: Allways Educational!

        Doesn't seem to matter how hard I poke at them with the fork, my baked beans refuse to wrestle. Think I'll give up and just eat them.

  4. Mage Silver badge

    dedicated TL;DR shortcut on your keyboard

    Hmm... shouldn't be hard on Linux? :D

    something clever than Ctrl-W

  5. Mage Silver badge

    Don't bite the hand tossing you those pearls.

    Even if they look suspiciously like rabbit droppings.

  6. LoopyWif


    Someone should invent toner-resistant hair gel for these unique types of catastrophe.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I’m spurting ink all over the sheets, but she remains, completely unexplained.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Hair Raising

    Someone should invent toner-resistant hair gel for these unique types of catastrophe.

  9. StuntMisanthrope Bronze badge

    The Answer - Chaps, it's invisible, so doesn't count.

    I reckon Dabbsy's been to his first class. Computering Anon.. Step 1. Print Confession. Step. 2 Go To.

    That's it I'm afraid. #socialbutterfly d:-)

  10. Dr_N Silver badge

    Customer Facing

    "Thinking it rather unfair for a customer-facing support minion to be given the brush-off by fellow support minions sitting safely out of harm's way ..."

    Unfair? Ha, ha, ha. Are you not from around here, Mr Dabbs?


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