Currently I’m working on a problem found by one of our testers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to reproduce. Inspired by the fact that yesterday our micro-kitchen had jaffa cakes in, I propose that if we’re going to be frustrated by bugs like this, we might as well at least mock them.
I propose that we call them jaffa bugs, and will work hard to promote this jargon until it takes over the world. Insert evil laugh here.
(Just in case the etymology here isn’t clear, see the Wikipedia “Only Fools and Horses” entry.)
4 thoughts on “Jaffa bugs”
Wouldn’t it be more fun to call them skeeters?
My three little boys provide enough evidence against that suggestion :)
I think it may already be named, depending on its characteristics: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unusual_software_bug
> Currently I’m working on a problem found by one of our testers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to reproduce.
Yep, sounds like a heisenbug (http://catb.org/jargon/html/H/heisenbug.html)