At long last, the Cranky Product Manager is posting the winning captions for the “7 Types of Software Engineers” cartoons!!!!
Sorry about the delay. It’s just a big frakin hassle to put captions on cartoons and create a Cafe Press store — all so the Cranky Product Manager can order some mugs with pictures of engineer archetypes. Plus she’s wicked lame.
Anyway, you TOO can purchase mugs and t-shirts with the various types of engineers on them. Give them as presents to your team. Sent some not-so-subtle hints.
In fact, the Cranky PM requires that at least a few of you buy them. Because if she is the only one carrying around an Engineering mug, it will be difficult to keep her real-life identity a secret.
OK, without further ado…..
The Big Winner – Offshore
You will notice we had to change the cartoon to accompany this caption, but it was well worth it.
The Honorable Mention for Offshore goes to Paco for “All your base are belong to us.”
For the Veteran, a reader named “The Other Eric” wins. Alas, he gets no free mug as he is not the BIG winner.
The Honorable Mention goes to Greg for “Um, we tried that 4 years ago and it was a total failure. Got any other bright ideas?” Too long to fit on a mug, but still spot-on.
The Great One
Honorable mention once again goes to Paco for “It’s okay. It was important to be here for the launch, and I’m sure I’ll be there when my next child is born.” (submitted too late for the contest, alas).
All the other submissions were very funny (and long! too long for a mug), but this one from Scott Sehlhorst (of the Tyner Blain blog) wins the Honorable Mention: “I closed that error-message bug with a workaround. ‘Replace users with people who can follow instructions.”’
For the Hotshot, the winner is…. THE CRANKY PRODUCT MANAGER. Yep, she liked her own caption the best. Sorry suckahs.
Honorable mention to Greg for “Dude, I finished that code last night. I’m sure it works! Now ’scuse me while I go grab a Red Bull…”
Honorable Mention goes to Scott Sehlhorst again for “I don’t tell you what font to use. What, exactly, is wrong with (lambda (x) (+ (* 2 x) (^ x 2)))?”
His entry brought up nausea-inducing memories of the Cranky Product Manager’s freshman computer class. Ugh. Feel sick.
The Clockwork Mouse
The same Eric that won the caption contest for the Great One and Teflon-gineer wrote the original Clockwork Mouse post. So he kinda wins this too. The actual caption you see below was submitted by DGentry (also the BIG winner):
Honorable mention to NWGuy for “Whew, almost everybody gone; if they got rid of that Naked Programmer I’d be able to go home.”
The Cranky Product Manager has no idea what NWGuy is talking about, but it is just so bizarre she LOVES IT.
Anyway, have a GREAT HOLIDAY. The Cranky Product Manager might actually get another post or two in by the end of the year, since she is off from work and everything.
HAVE FUN AND DON’T PRIORITIZE USER STORIES WHILE INTOXICATED!