We Asked One Hundred People To Name …

This made me laugh out loud at my desk while I was reading!
These are actual Family Fortunes answers (supposedly)

We asked one hundred people to name…
You say…
A famous Scotsman Vinny Jones
A famous Scotsman Jock
An item of clothing worn by the Three Musketeers A horse
A jacket potato topping Jam
A food that can be brown or white Potatoes
A sign of the zodiac April
A job a working dog does Slave
Something with a hole in it A window
Something people might be allergic to Skiing
A type of large cat Persian
A type of record Floppy disc
Something associated with pigs The police
A non-living object with legs A plant
A domestic animal Leopard
Something red My cardigan
A kind of ache Filet-o-fish
[To a contestant who was a SOUP salesman:] A food that can be easily eaten without chewing Er, chips
Something you beat An apple
A dangerous race (i.e. a motor race or summat) The Arabs
A number you have to memorise Seven
Some famous brothers Bonnie and Clyde
Something that floats in the bath Water
Something in the garden that’s green The shed
Something a blind man might use A sword
Something you wear on the beach A deckchair
A famous cowboy Buck Rogers
An animal you might see at a zoo A dog
A famous bridge The Bridge Over Troubled Waters
A part of the body beginning with the letter N Knee
Something you put on walls Roofs
Something you do in the bathroom Decorate
A famous Royal Mail
Something slippery A con-man
A way of cooking fish Cod
A form of transport you can walk around in My foot
A method of securing your home Put the kettle on
Something you do before going to bed Sleep
Something a cat does Goes to the toilet
An animal beginning with the letter B Bullfrog
The last thing you take off before going to bed Your feet
Something that makes you scream A squirrel
Something you have with coffee The Sunday Sport
A song with ‘Moon’ in the title ‘Blue Suede Moon’
Something that flies that doesn’t have an engine A bicycle with wings
Something with a red light on it A Dalek
Something you open other than a door Your bowels

Waterfall 2006

For all software developers, if you haven’t already seen the Waterfall2006 site, it’s well worth a read. On first glance it almost seems like a credible site, until you start to read the detail … and having worked with a waterfall approach on many projects, it definitely made me groan with recognition! I’m hoping to see first hand in the near future the difference that agile techniques can make, but in the meantime some of the highlights of the Waterfall site that made me smile:

  • Pair programming – two managers per programmer
  • Registration – “Our software developers have a really wonderful design. They’re almost done entering it into it a UML tool. They’ve told us not to worry and that finishing it will be “trivial” because “all that’s left is the coding.”
  • A Document Testing Framework
  • Skills in Stale Specs

I could carry on, but I’ll spare you … it’s good to know that I wasn’t alone in thinking there must be a better way …