"Kick the Designer in the Nuts" Day...

by Kyle 8. February 2008 20:30

Welcome to my blog.  I want to start out by setting a base line with something that I have often mentioned to the people I work with.  It’s a concept called “Kick the Designer in the Nuts” Day.

Let me explain what “Kick the Designer in the Nuts” Day is. It’s a day that at any Microsoft sponsored programming conference where you get to argue with the guy that designed some part of the .NET Framework or SharePoint or whatever other Microsoft technology that you have to use every day that is a pain in the butt to do.  You get to tell the designer why what he decided causes you misery every day (or almost every day).  He gets to tell you why he made that decision that he made.  When you are done the debate is judged by three or four MVP’s.  If you win the argument, then you get to kick the designer in the nuts…but if you lose…well then the designer gets to kick you in the "jimmy".

I know, it’s not politically correct at all.  I know I’m also being sexist by assuming that no woman has ever designed anything that drives me crazy.  There are a couple of faults of mine that I’m working on.

The reason that I’m starting off my blog with this story is two reasons. 1) I’ll reference it from time to time in future blogs and I’ll want you to know what I mean by this day.  2)  I’m designing stuff at my current job in which the people that I work with will want to have a day like this too.

Thanks for reading this whole thing and hopefully the future the posts will be technically useful.

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CodeGator
CodeGator United States
2/12/2008 8:21:16 AM #

Sounds good to me. If you've got the Sharepoint dsigners lined up then I'm definately going to participate. :o)

BTW, it's good to see your blog up and running.

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Brett
Brett United States
2/12/2008 9:15:56 PM #

If you are looking for a strong left leg, I'll be happy to help you out.

Find the guy that wrote Convert.ToBoolean and make my day. Something so simple...

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