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The "Works on My Machine" Certification Program


#61

How about

“It works as programmed”


#62

Love it. I spread it around my company, Auctiva.

Your logos were great but I wanted something I could tack on to a blog or other page more subtly. so I came up with this.

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/2/4/4/0/8/webimg/40666795_o.jpg

Thought I’d put it on my personal web pages and link back to you for the lolz. Feel free to steal it for your own uses.


#63

We’ve come a long way since '85 when we said “ran to ‘fin’… put it in”.


#64

Sweet! Now I can really say that MY blog works on MY machine. Thanks Jeff! :wink:


#65

"Wait. It has to COMPILE?!

Oh man! You guys want the WORLD!!!"

Dude, just change the first line to start with “*” and the last line to say “*/”, and you’re golden.


#66

I shared this link with one of our user. He couldn’t open it. Yeah sometimes Lotus notes doesn’t automatically open IE.
I told him ‘It Works On My Machine’.


#67

Had to link to this one… This is my life…


#68

The T-Shirt you sent doesn’t fit me? … What do you mean that it fits on your body?


#69

Hah, I love the shirt and the graphics! I printed one up and stuck it on my bulletin board at work. It’s now my default answer to any trouble shooting problem that comes up. Sadly, students (I work in a university computer lab) don’t seem to find any humor in it, especially when they’re trying to finish an exam or paper and can’t seem to print. The fact that the printer works fine on my machine is just no comfort to them.

One of my favorite responses to people (generally professors, not students) who do something incredibly stupid to their computer is to tell them that they’ve caused an “ID-ten-T” error. They seem to get very upset when I write that down and stick it on their computer, though…I don’t know why writing “ID10T” is so offensive….


#70

The starburst version is now standard issue in my development team. Sadly.


#71

catch ( exception e )
{
cerr “Thats weird\n”;
cerr “It works on my machine\n”;
}
Andy, Love it!!
Im going to put it on a shirt in java form

try{
//Something that has not been tested but just
//HAS to work flawlessly, but really won’t :slight_smile:
}catch(Works.On.My.Computer.ButNotOnYoursException haha)
{
System.err.println(“Thats really weird,”);
System.err.println(“It works on my computer.”);
}


#72

This is a humorous way to point a common mistake to developers.


#73

I think it is completely unfair to require that you be able to operate a compiler to meet this certification process. My developers are way too busy to help me compile our application, and the head office is demanding that we ship with as many certifications as possible to improve customer confidence in our product.


#74

It would be great to have stickers with that logo. I’ve got a testing document due soon for a design project, and I’d love to be able to paste one of those on the front cover. Not sure the prof would see the humor in it though…


#76

So true, so true.

Even with our Java servlet application, we have this problem.

I’ll need to make up a snarky Works on my dev server equivalent :slight_smile:


#77

I think it is completely unfair to require that you be able to operate a compiler to meet this certification process. My developers are way too busy to help me compile our application, and the head office is demanding that we ship with as many certifications as possible to improve customer confidence in our product.
http://landeus.ru


#78

I think it is completely unfair to require that you be able to operate a compiler to meet this certification process. My developers are way too busy to help me compile our application, and the head office is demanding that we ship with as many certifications as possible to improve customer confidence in our product.
http://landextre.ru


#79

Great!

A friend of a friend used to compile his C++ code and then wait a few minutes for it to ‘settle’ before running it being thoroughly convinced it worked better that way…


#80

I made a partner program “It Works on My Virtual Machine.” http://jonathan.dickinsons.co.za/blog/2009/07/it-works-on-my-virtual-machine/


#81

This is by far the best certification I’ve seen yet.