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Have you ever wrote a wrong name in the bug tracking system?

 
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I've just called my colleague Anton, Andre.. It's not reversible. If he reads my comment in the bug item, he knows that after 3 months, I still don't know his name. And my manager now knows how interested I am in my colleagues too. Oh my God, what have I done...??

I bet I am going to be sacked now! ;-)
 
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No. But I do have a colleague who can't spell to save her life. After seeing "doner" instead of "donor" for the hundredth time, I started attaching images of kebab sandwiches to story cards with the misspelling.
 
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Yeah, I don't know why you have systems that don't allow you to edit silly mistakes. In a galaxy far away and long time ago, we had a system that our QA used to enter their test scenarios. It didn't let you edit the scenario. One of my friends put the word "folks" by mistake into his scenario. So, the test scneario read something like "Enter 10 folks into field A". It was clear from the sentence that the word folks doesn't belong there. It was just funny to see it there everytime.
 
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Can you get around the bug tracker and edit the database directly? Our Bugzilla install uses MySql and I've written some utilities that bypass the front end to do reminders. Buy the database admin a cookie and get it done
I just completed a security audit and wanted to thank the IT security team who'd gone above and beyond assisting me by writing the executive team a summary of the work we did. I thanked "Cristina, Justin and Tom". The first reply I got was "who's this 'Justin' guy" from Jason.



 
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I'm bad at remembering names.

Last weel was J-Fall, the yearly one-day conference of NLJUG (the Dutch Java User Group). I always meet a lot of people who I've worked with in the past on conferences. Unfortunately, I often don't remember their names. They come to me and say "Hey Jesper, how are you?" and I'm thinking "Oh man, what was this guy's name?". It happened to me last Wednesday, with a guy I've worked with for almost a year in 2009. I still don't know his name.
 
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I've mixed up names of people I do know. And who know that I know their names. It happens. Don't worry about it.
 
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I've been taking a martial arts class on the weekends. For the past 22 months I have been training with these guys twice a week. I still don't remember their names. Today one guy kept calling me jake.
 
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My best friend called me Bill for two years. Never even dawned on me to correct him. It's just one of those things that matters very little in the grand scheme of things.
 
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Eh, it happens. When I deal with the licensing department where I work, it's with two guys named Craig and Curt, and I used to mix their names up sometimes.

I call my kids by each other's names all the time. When we had a cat, I called my daughter by the cat's name at least once. If you have children and/or pets, you will surely recognize this.
 
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Wait, coworkers have individual names? All of them?! How long has this been going on?
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Eh, it happens. When I deal with the licensing department where I work, it's with two guys named Craig and Curt, and I used to mix their names up sometimes.

I call my kids by each other's names all the time. When we had a cat, I called my daughter by the cat's name at least once. If you have children and/or pets, you will surely recognize this.


I just sort of figured the names were interchangeable. I get my grandson's mixed up more than the granddaughters, so I just call them big buddy and little buddy now, and the dog is referred to by less -- useless, clueless, worthless, etc. The kids love it.

Word of advice for all you new married guys -- never call the wife by the wrong name. Just saying ...
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Eh, it happens. When I deal with the licensing department where I work, it's with two guys named Craig and Curt, and I used to mix their names up sometimes.

I call my kids by each other's names all the time. When we had a cat, I called my daughter by the cat's name at least once. If you have children and/or pets, you will surely recognize this.



Yeah, I mix up the pet's and kid's names too. Also, when we were kids, I used to "take care" of my younger brother. It wasn't really "taking care", but more like "calling mom when he was getting into trouble". However, in my mind, psychologically, I was responsible for him. SO, now whenever, my brother and my son are in the same room, I mix up their names atleast once

Also, I started a new job this week. I keep thinking of my new co-workers with my old co-worker's names.
 
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