The Twelve Bugs of Christmas

At the first bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     See if they can do it again.

At the second bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the third bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the fourth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again. 

At the fifth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the sixth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the seventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Say they need an upgrade
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the eighth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Find a way around it
     Say they need an upgrade
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.


At the ninth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Blame it on the hardware
     Find a way around it
     Say they need an upgrade
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the tenth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Change the documentation
     Blame it on the hardware
     Find a way around it
     Say they need an upgrade
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the eleventh bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Say it's not supported
     Change the documentation
     Blame it on the hardware
     Find a way around it
     Say they need an upgrade
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

At the twelfth bug of Christmas, my manager said to me
     Tell them it's a feature
     Say it's not supported
     Change the documentation
     Blame it on the hardware
     Find a way around it
     Say they need an upgrade
     Reinstall the software
     *** ASK FOR A DUMP ***
     Run with the debugger
     Try to reproduce it
     Ask them how they did it ... and
     See if they can do it again.

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