Oliver,

I didn't know until recently: PHB = Dilbert's Pointy-Haired Boss.

PHB is 3 parts cartoon character, 1 part reality.. which is why the strip is
SO funny.  (I've never followed Dilbert closely, but my Wife used to have
time, before she started back to grad school and work picked up.  So I was
familiar with the character, but not the TLA (which I also found out just
recently is Three-Letter Acronym...;-))

(Also.. Dogbert is Dilbert's dog.)


jt

| -----Original Message-----
| From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of
| oliver.wenzel@cibavision.novartis.com
| Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 2:14 AM
| To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| Subject: AW: Library List
|
|
| pardon my ignorance, but what's PHB?
|
| > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
| > Von:        jt [SMTP:jt@ee.net]
| > Gesendet am:        Montag, 3. Dezember 2001 15:50
| > An: midrange-l@midrange.com
| > Betreff:    RE: Library List
| >
| > | -----Original Message-----
| > | From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
| > | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of
| > | steven.donnellan@simonjersey.com
| > | Sent: Monday, December 03, 2001 9:26 AM
| > | To: midrange-l@midrange.com
| > | Subject: RE: Library List
| > |
| > |
| > | This is a multipart message in MIME format.
| > | --
| > | [ Picked text/plain from multipart/alternative ]
| > | Our software company has a nasty habit of fixing problems by
| putting the
| > | fix further up the User Library List than the failing program
| and in the
| > | early days it really got out of hand.  I've since employed the Dogbert
| > | method of control on this; involving a plank of 2x4 wood....
| > | To get a specific product to work for all our users, I had to put it's
| > | libraries in the System Library List so that our software company
| > couldn't
| > | 'bump' it out.
| > | It's messy, but it works.
| > | Programmers just don't always listen to those of us in the field who
| > have
| > | to keep the box working for everyone else...
| >
| > Sad.. but true...
| >
| > Those who are 3 parts PHB to 1 part experience, sure make it tough on
| > those
| > of us who have the proportions reversed.
| >
| > (IMNSHO.)
| >
| > jt
| >
| >
| >
| > |
| > | Steven Donnellan
| > | AS/400 Systems Manager
| > | IBM Certified Specialist - AS/400 Professional Operator
| > | Simon Jersey Ltd
| > |
| > | http://www.simonjersey.com




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