My Life and Times

28 June 2006

the grind

Filed under: Uncategorized — 2pacfan187 @ 7:40 pm

What is working as an engineer like? Let me try to draw an analogy to fantasy war games. Or LOTR, what have you.

Your typical engineer is like a soldier with a sword. Very light armor, no shield, just a sword. He’s good at one thing, and that’s cutting things. If you tell him, he’ll go and try to cut a house down. Not very clever. Maybe a clever senior engineer will come over and say, hey, just burn it down.

Here’s where managers come in. Managers are like paladins. They don’t fight very well, but they have great armor and auras. If you don’t know, an aura is like a beneficial force field. Any soldier within a certain distance of a paladin will experience the good effects of his aura, like being motivated, or faster movement. The paladin needs to protect soldiers in his charge with his armor, and also provide direction for his team.

I can’t wait for the day when my manager gets me well enough for me to say to him, “hey, can you cast Thorns for me?” and for him to still get it. And not think I’m retarded.

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6 Comments »

  1. Hey, am I even allowed to comment on this blog, or will you get fired?

    Oh, and I Believe I can Fly is only cool because it was featured in Space Jam, which ruled hard.

    Comment by Not a douche — 28 June 2006 @ 8:49 pm

  2. Well if you try to reveal my loosely guarded identity, that would be dick. But if not, comment away.

    Comment by 2pacfan187 — 28 June 2006 @ 9:40 pm

  3. Question: How do I write anything that doesn’t reveal who you are?

    For example, if I ask “Are you excited for the new Blade FX series?” I think the people at your company will immediately know it’s you, since you will be the only viewer of that crappy show.

    Comment by Not a douche — 29 June 2006 @ 1:21 am

  4. Oh, and I have a car. It totally, totally, rules.

    Comment by Not a douche — 29 June 2006 @ 1:22 am

  5. Re question: Nice try! There is no Blade FX series. Plus people at work aren’t trolling for Blade series + 2pacfan187.

    Re car: Who the fuck cares about your car. Get your own damn blog.

    Comment by 2pacfan187 — 29 June 2006 @ 4:14 am

  6. Man, everyone knows Paladin’s can’t cast thorns you noob.

    Manager’s Seal of Stupidity crits you for 1452.
    You die.
    You lose 10% intelligence IRL.

    Comment by choiboi726 — 3 July 2006 @ 5:18 am


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