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(The Register)   The software needed to prevent the impending 7000 truck Brexit traffic jams in January? Not going to be finished until April. Oopsie   (theregister.com) divider line
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2020-09-25 1:13:29 PM  
Sarah Laouadi, manager of European and international policy at Logistics UK, told The Register that the industry body had seen a version of the system demonstrated on a shared screen, but had not been able to explore the system itself, or understand exactly how freight companies should align processes to meet the needs of the software.

Ya'll ain't gettin' what you want, that's for sure.

/any system with Smart in the title, isn't.
 
2020-09-25 1:50:43 PM  
Ya know, I'm beginning to think this whole thing wasn't that well thought out.
 
2020-09-25 2:00:44 PM  
Typical dreamworld software development.

"When will this be ready?"
"We'll be ready to start UAT in April, optimistically."
"We'll be ready in January?"
"No I said testing in April, maybe."
"We need it in January. Also, here are some new specs."
"These new specs will push us back to August for testing."
"But it's possible we could be all done in January."
"No."
"I'll just put us down for January, okay?"
 
2020-09-25 2:09:26 PM  
The issues in Kent are largely the same as those at the Irish border, which was more widely discussed during the Brexit process than transporting goods to and from the continent. Fascinating to see how years ago, this was just going to be an easy fix.

"Nobody wants to return to the borders of the past, so we will make it a priority to deliver a practical solution as soon as we can." Theresa May, Lancaster House speech, 17 January 2017

"The unique status Irish citizens are accorded in the UK predates EU membership and will outlast it. There is no reason why the UK's only land border should be any less open after Brexit than it is today." Theresa Villiers, Vote Leave press releases, 14 April 2016

These arseclowns have had many years to develop this technology. What the fark have they been doing? How have they farked it so badly?
 
2020-09-25 2:13:52 PM  
If they're saying April now, it might be ready in December 2022.
 
Juc
2020-09-25 2:19:14 PM  
Well that seems pretty much normal for brexit related things.
 
2020-09-25 2:46:59 PM  
It's amazing that the UK managed to out-stupid the US.  I mean, we elected Donald Farking Trump, so doing something more stupid than that is quite an accomplishment.
 
2020-09-25 2:56:24 PM  

Fabric_Man: Typical dreamworld software development.

"When will this be ready?"
"We'll be ready to start UAT in April, optimistically."
"We'll be ready in January?"
"No I said testing in April, maybe."
"We need it in January. Also, here are some new specs."
"These new specs will push us back to August for testing."
"But it's possible we could be all done in January."
"No."
"I'll just put us down for January, okay?"


Hey, its nearly October, is my software done yet?  I mean my neighbor's kid got a website up in a week, what is your deal?
 
2020-09-25 3:36:42 PM  

Geotpf: It's amazing that the UK managed to out-stupid the US.  I mean, we elected Donald Farking Trump, so doing something more stupid than that is quite an accomplishment.


It's like christmas dinner with the family. We Canadians are sitting there in shock and horror as mother England and sibling America smear gravy and mash potatoes all over themselves to prove who is the bigger mental case. Father France is won't even come to the table because no one is speaking french
 
2020-09-25 4:03:27 PM  
Gonna be Euro Truck Simulator in real life

/HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNKKKKKKKK​KKKKKKKKK
 
2020-09-25 5:02:28 PM  

doctorguilty: Ya know, I'm beginning to think this whole thing wasn't that well thought out.


I'm starting to think the entire thing was concocted by people who make truck scheduling software and passport scanners.
 
2020-09-25 7:07:19 PM  

Fabric_Man: Typical dreamworld software development.

"When will this be ready?"
"We'll be ready to start UAT in April, optimistically."
"We'll be ready in January?"
"No I said testing in April, maybe."
"We need it in January. Also, here are some new specs."
"These new specs will push us back to August for testing."
"But it's possible we could be all done in January."
"No."
"I'll just put us down for January, okay?"


Can you get PTSD from reading a fark post?  Maybe I just did.
 
2020-09-25 8:25:45 PM  
You mean they aren't making their devs work 16 hour days like an American company would? Huh. That's weird.
 
2020-09-25 9:52:32 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: /any system with Smart in the title, isn't.


Don't get me started on "smart" products.  "Smart luggage" is really a suitcase with a battery inside to charge your phone.  And you have to disconnect the battery if you check the bag.  Not very smart, if you ask me.
 
2020-09-25 11:30:28 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: You mean they aren't making their devs work 16 hour days like an American company would? Huh. That's weird.


My iPhone has already upgraded to 14.0.1, 2 days after 14 arrived.

And Apple are not short of $$$...
 
2020-09-26 8:53:22 AM  

LarrySouth: Needlessly Complicated: You mean they aren't making their devs work 16 hour days like an American company would? Huh. That's weird.

My iPhone has already upgraded to 14.0.1, 2 days after 14 arrived.

And Apple are not short of $$$...


I mean, to be fair, if they are using proper semantic versioning, 14.0.0 to 14.0.1 is probably just defect fixes.  A patch in two days doesn't scream "Devs being overworked" it screams "Good continuous integration and automated testing".

You can work your devs to death, or have them doing an hour a day, but if your build pipeline and your QA processes aren't good, you aren't getting a patch out in two days in either case.
 
2020-09-26 4:13:53 PM  
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2020-09-26 10:50:33 PM  
A year old but this would explain some of the crazy dealing with Brexit.

The EU's 'SECRET' Brexit Negotiation EXPOSED 🙄
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