Not very many are going to understand this unless they’ve worked at a startup or at a company that pushes their workers to get code working with very little testing.
The “poop” variable in coding is very funny and very real. I personally started using this out of anger and i know other programmers have done the same.
Several companies ago I was pushed to build something per customer expectations. So I did. I built the thing that was needed, and I handed out the URLs to our PM to let the customer review. I later came to find out that not only did the customer approve of it but also the PM just made it live without my permission and then told me that “you can’t do anything until a maintenance window.” At that point I was mad and there was a lot of back and forth on why they would hand overproof and the only response I got was “oh the customer needed it now, great work!”
Because of this, I started a new practice. When I’m testing, building, or requiring review of a new thing I’m building I’ll use testing-only, not-prod, not-ready-yet, and (my favorite to use at the very beginning) poop. Why poop you ask? Well, I was screwed several times when I was building a “test” or “preview.” It was called good enough and pushed into production without finishing the work that was needed. At this past company, this was very, very common to the point where I finally got mad and started using var.x …
***MANDALORIAN SEASON 2 SPOILERS AHEAD***
For those of you familiar with season 2, episode 7’s Mandalorian face reveal, the internet and data nerds are having a field day with it.
People are saying this is a “captcha” in order to detect if a droid is accessing Imperial data. I would fully believe this if it didn’t also scan for New Republic agents/associates and listed criminals. No ties to the Empire required. Meaning it is linked to a database of NON-imperials, fully expecting non-droids to try to access it as well.
This is why the Empire sucks at everything data security. A perfect example is Scarif. This place was a center for top-secret research, a place where only one copy of the data could be kept (for security reasons). But of course, they messed up. They never encrypted their data. At a secret base. OF SECRET DATA.
Do you know what might have saved the Empire? Data Encryption. Do you know what might have prevented Din Djarin from accessing this Imperial data? Instead of checking to see if they’re wanted by the ISB or if they’re a droid, why not check to see if they’re a current member of the Empire? Does the Empire have some version of HR, or don’t they? Having current employee records loaded would have prevented any non-Imperial from access this data to start with. Or better yet, how about only base personnel only? …