Why put pictures of baby bunnies in FogBugz?
I was just browsing through the FogBugz description, looking at the fancy screenshots ;)
I like it. Its something that makes you smile when you're working and in a bad mood about one thing or another. A nice short mental break that won't break your flow, to some.
Peta is going to start picketing for torturing that poor kitty.
Did you guys see that part about Little Hope Bed and Breakfast? :)
Love the lime helmet. Looks like "Genghis Kat".
Boy this stuff is so good.
I don't think so, but he has read quite a bit on a broad range of subjects.
Maybe it's one of those "popcorn isn't professional" things? It'd be nice to conjure up positive associations for a bugtracker, which is often a point of contention between departments. Of course, down this path lies Clippy, so big companies shouldn't try it.
Tayssir John Gabbour
>> I don't know if this is also implemented on the actual product, but it seems rather silly to me. I'd speculate it could have a negative impact on the image the product has. what do you guys think?
From the FogBugz description page
haha, it took me a while to crack that one ;)
I used to use the trial version of FogBUGZ. Sadly, my boss didn't want to spend money on bugtracking software, so I was forced to go open source (I'm using Mantis, BTW). Then, the gal from marketing came to my office one day, and told me "what happened with FogBUGZ? I miss the cute pictures." I promised her that someday I will implement cute pictures in Mantis. Oh, boy, this is what they mean when they say "programmers don't understand people." I know something I don't.
Is Joel going to add the recipes to the next upgrade
Rabbits are lagomorphs not rodents.
Leonardo, did you ask your boss how much s/he was willing to spend on bug tracking software? Is it $2, maybe $5? What is the threshold? Just curious.
I don't know, but if his employee took something open source and made it work, then obviously he'll feel justified in not having payed anything.
Leonardo works for free?
At the company I work for, our group uses PVCS Tracker. The IT department developed it's own bug tracking system on Oracle and is going to force us to use it. The rational is that it is going to save money. They have four people working full time on it and it still doesn't do what we need.
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> Leonardo works for free?
Goddamn it, a quick google showed that rabbits were distinct from beasties like ferrets and rodents, but someone nearby claimed that OF COURSE they're rodents. Last time I listen much to some overconfident primate.
Tayssir John Gabbour
Plus depending on the size of company writing stuff in house (or hacking some opensource into shape) may be easier as salaries come out of a different budget.
Just took my kid to the baby zoo this weekend. I learned that rabbits are similar to rodents but have their own order.
Why put nice random pictures on webpages? Because the human mind accepts pages with pictures better than text only.
Just me (Sir to you)
Not mine. Text was good enough for Gutenberg, it's good enough for us!
Personally, I wouldn't worry too much about any negative perceptions from having those pictures. Anybody with a stick far enough up his ass to take serious issue with bunny pictures is probably not somebody I'd want to support as a customer, nor somebody I'd want to help make more successful through the use or a product like FogBugz. I suppose if I were selling some sort of self-sterilization kit, I might make the sacrifice of taking them on as a customer, just for the sake of the gene pool.
I LOVE BUNNIES I HAVE 2 THEY ARE 3WEEKS MY WHITE ALBINO BUNNY SNOWBALL GOES EVERYWHERE WITH ME
ASHLEY NICHOLE JONES
IKNOW SOMEBODY WHO KILLED THEIR BUNNY 4 NO REASON THEY HIT IT WTH A BASEBALL BAT WHEN THE BUNNY WAS ONLY 2 WEEKS BECAUSE IT POOPED ON THAT PERSON IT WAS A SAD STORY I CRIED
ASHLEY NICHOLE JONES
MY BUNNY IS SO CUDDLY
my friend on my street her friends dad ate my friends rabbit for no reason and she had her rabbit fornearly 1 year
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