If you can’t have fun with your technology, then throw it out and get new technology. The product I interact most with at work is Splunk. It’s very simple in some ways and very complicated in others, but underlying it all is the spirit of fun.
Watching a Splunk instance start up gives some insight into the culture at the company. Startup messages contain gems like:
- Splunk> All batbelt. No tights.
- Splunk> Finding your faults, just like mom.
- Splunk> See your world. Maybe wish you hadn’t.
Or my all time favourite:
- Splunk> Take the sh out of IT.