Wednesday, 9 August 2006


Posted by speedygeoff on Wednesday, August 09, 2006 with 5 comments
quote of the day - "If you race merely for the tributes from others, you will be at the mercy of their expectations." - Scott Tinley

No Brakes!
A Software Engineer, a Hardware Engineer and a Departmental Manager were on their way to a meeting. They were driving down a steep mountain road when suddenly the brakes on their car failed. The car careened almost out of control down the road, bouncing off the crash barriers, until it miraculously ground to a halt scraping along the mountainside. The car's occupants, shaken but unhurt, now had a problem: they were stuck halfway down a mountain in a car with no brakes. What were they to do?
"I know," said the Departmental Manager, "Let's have a meeting, propose a Vision, formulate a Mission Statement, define some Goals, and by a process of Continuous Improvement find a solution to the Critical Problems, and we can be on our way."

"No, no," said the Hardware Engineer, "That will take far too long, and besides, that method has never worked before. I've got my Swiss Army knife with me, and in no time at all I can strip down the car's braking system, isolate the fault, fix it, and we can be on our way."

"Well," said the Software Engineer, "Before we do anything, I think we should push the car back up the road and see if it happens again."

I listened to my most favourite songs when I ran yesterday:
Fix You - Coldplay
Low - Coldplay
The Blues - Switchfoot
Square One - Coldplay
Talk - Coldplay
Politicians - Switchfoot
Blind - Lifehouse
White Shadows - Coldplay
Come Back Down – Lifehouse
The Hardest Part - Coldplay
Stars - Switchfoot
Eagles – Third Day
Politik (live version) - Coldplay
Dare You To Move - Switchfoot
Grace – Nichole Nordeman
God Put A Smile On Your Face (live version) - Coldplay
Solid Rock – Delirious with TobyMac
Lonely Nation - Switchfoot
Amsterdam (live version) - Coldplay
Kite – U2

Classic Dummy Spit

Jon Drummond, non-running specialist


  1. I've been enjoying the solid run of jokes lately.
    My job is most related to a Software Engineer and that's exactly what I'd do ;)

  2. I was on the IT Help Desk for three years and a standard response (and running joke) was "run it again". If nothing else, it got rid of the querent for a while; which was particularly useful when we were extra busy.

  3. I used to do that all the time with Windows 95.

    Aren't those slow children embarassed to have their own sign?

  4. hello! havent commented in a long time >< been reading (silently) though. love your playlist! =) and the jokes rawketh. thanks for linking me!

  5. As a software developer, I liked the IT joke.

    You might like this Quote from my Computer Geek Desk Calender.

    Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very,very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing. - Dick Brandon