When we check in changes to our product, it's traditional to send check-in email to the people that are impacted (and, if the emails I get are any indication, a dozen people pulled randomly from the Microsoft address book as well).
These emails usually say something like:
Fixed bug #11881 - added support for negative anti-pressure to the gravitational support code.
or sometimes just:
Where the numbers are bug numbers in our bug tracking system (named Product Studio but often referred to as Raid, after it's predecessor). A seemingly irrelevant piece of info that should become slightly more relevant in the near future.
Back in April, I'd just listened my way through the Hitchiker's Guide radio shows, and decided to write my checkin email in the form of a radio drama.
Which I would have shared with you, except for the fact that I'm not allowed to talk about what I've been doing (yet...).
In the weeks that followed, I did a scene from a bad sci-fi movie, a Led Zeppelin takeoff ("Fixed a whole lotta bugs"), a bit of Dickens, and ...
Well, you get the idea.
Some of them pretty funny, some of them not really that funny, but none of them fit to share.
This morning, however, I wrote one that I think I can share with you (or, at least that part without the bug details), so here it is:
Checkin mail: Bug Fixes