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And slowly my workmates learn... [Feb. 7th, 2009|02:43 pm]
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In work, we're changing one of the tools we use in our day-to-day duties - we've started using a tool called Mercurial. Now, in our team we work quite closely with a group in Prague, and they were the ones in charge of moving across to his new tool. I was their guinea pig - the first one from our team to learn how to use it, and I was also testing out his documentation for how to use it.

So, we were chatting online in a private IRC channel (chatroom) for the two teams, and the guy in Prague was ready for the final phase; for various reasons, this last bit is called the "push".

*(For the purposes of this log, I'm changing the names)*
Loogie: Aoife, whenever you're ready, I think we're good to push today.
Me: Cool so. Do you want me to push now?
Loogie: Hang on. Just one sec.
Me: I feel like we're giving birth to a Mercurial baby?
Me: "Don't push yet. Don't push yet. Now! Push! I can see the head!"
Loogie: Ooooh... Tentacles.

Yes, I kid you not. I love those crazy Prague guys! And yes, it's all just because they said tentacles. But that's not the best bit. I heard some laughing from the next cubicle from Luc, and then he just shouted over the cubicle, "What the f**k's wrong with you?".
Me: "I dunno. I just get these... ideas, sometimes."
Luc: "That's just weird."

After my little discovery yesterday, it cheered me right up.
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[User Picture]From: fractal_rainbow
2009-02-07 05:16 pm (UTC)
That is awesome :D
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[User Picture]From: bleedinrapid
2009-02-13 06:56 pm (UTC)
Do you remember your weird dream about the word mercurial many many years ago?
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2009-02-13 11:14 pm (UTC)
I do. Although, it was a slightly different name. I'll not try to rewrite it here, but yeah, I occasionally think back to it. The feeling of its presence ain't as strong, and I have to think back hard to remember the details, but it comes back comparatively easily.

Remember the one about the Amoy noodles?
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[User Picture]From: bleedinrapid
2009-02-14 11:02 am (UTC)
No... should I?
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