The summer job

"Man the machine, that's what we do." That was one of the first lines served to you by your surly supervisor.

It had been late in spring before you manged to get a summerjob as a student-programmer. Now on your first summer workday you realise that you might not get to do any programming at all.

"You see kiddo", management has decreed that there be no code changes for the rest of the year. We have already deployed the yearly sanctioned release to our most valued customers.

However, there's the matter of documentation. Did you get the memo?

Management recently visited an IT-conference. In their words it was "truly illuminating." Consequently they've decided that the amount of commented code should increase by 50% throughout the company. No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Somewhat flabbergasted you open your work laptop to try and figure out how to make your work... work.

Next: Day two.