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Quotable. Sysadmins, Janitors, Construction - Mark Atwood
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Quotable. Sysadmins, Janitors, Construction
Was chatting with Sheeri, and I tossed off a statement that I need to blog to save it.

"Being a sysadmin combines all the disadvantages of being a janitor and being a construction engineer, with none of the advantages of either."
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blackcoat From: blackcoat Date: December 16th, 2008 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
What, exactly, is a construction engineer?
fallenpegasus From: fallenpegasus Date: December 16th, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Someone who takes the blueprints as drawn by the architect, and tries to turn it into a building that can be built, get approved by the inspectors, and not fall down or leak.

The #1 problem with most buildings, IMO, is that architects are ignorant of the skills required of construction engineers, and the bigger and more important the architect is, the more so that that is true.

Edited at 2008-12-16 09:09 pm (UTC)
mauser From: mauser Date: December 16th, 2008 11:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
To amplify Mark's point. It's like being the lead programmer at a company where all software design is directed by Marketing.
gipsieee From: gipsieee Date: December 18th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (Link)
To be a bit of a troublemaker:
What exactly is a constriction engineer?
One who engineers corsets?
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