From the frontlines...
A few key phrases that I've heard regarding software development:
- "Ring" code: Software so bad that if you even LOOK at the code, you're dead, like with that darn video in The Ring
- Coyote project: A project so bad, you'd gnaw through your own leg to escape.
- Guy1: "Bob is so bad, whenever he's informed he's wrong, he complains that they changed it from the way it used to work without telling him. "
Guy2: "I've had days like that"
Guy1: "Bob's had a life like that."