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A look back at CODI 2005

2006-10-07

Let’s wrap up the coverage of CODI 2006 with a fond look back at CODI 2005. I’ve removed all the names from these quotes. Sorry about that, Posterity.

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“This is less bad than it could have been.” — Customer #1

“Can I quote you on that?” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“Somebody blog it, please!” — Customer #2

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“Portal authentication: this has been a nightmare, and I don’t know if it will continue to be.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“Barcode and PIN, it’s not been–it doesn’t have–uh–good results.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“If you don’t go Barcode/PIN, all your My List data is gone.” — Customer #1

“And we’re actually trying to tell you not to go Barcode/PIN.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“So I can expect to be stoned.” – Customer #3

“And I can, too… If you want to stone me, I would prefer tomatoes.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“With BImport, you have a choice. You can choose Barcode and PIN–which isn’t a good choice. But neither is the other one.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

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“Just don’t let the executives get a hold of it (these quotes).” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

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“It’s a better architecture in eight-oh.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“I have to agree, even though we’re currently using *Sybase*.” — me

“(pause) …So they made that announcement, then?” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee
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“Your subtab is called Restricted Loans?” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“Yes, it’s like Reserves.” — Customer #4

“It’s not like a mortgage, it’s just a book checkout.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

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“Who solved this problem before?”– Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“I *had* the problem before, but you solved it by giving me a new machine.” — Customer #2

(cheerfully) “Oh, that’s how Support will fix it.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

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“We have two skins called ‘default’. We do that to confuse you.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“I have Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Acquisitions. No, kidding, it’s Harry Potter and the Order of McNuggets.” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee

“I think the programmer was smart. I mean I hope they were, because… um… yeah…” — Anonymous SirsiDynix Employee