Nero is the Vice President of I.T. This is his fifth job as a VP. Each of the others lasted exactly 3 years. He claims that's because it takes 3 years to fix things and move on. Those who know him say it's because it takes his bosses 3 years to realize that he accomplishes nothing.
He has never written commercial software, deployed hardware, designed a system, run a project, or dirtied his hands doing much of anything. But he's learned just enough lingo and made just the right connections to always find someone desperate enough to hire him. Between gigs, he works for some "I.T. Service" firm with a brand new Wordpress website and an About Page where his photo is the only googleable real person. This is to show that he's "pursuing new opportunities" on his LunkedIn profile instead of admitting that he was fired.
He "manages" in a time warp, only reacting instictively to stimuli because, like a reptile, he has no limbic brain that can think ahead. He has never removed the cause of a problem and has no idea how, so every process he implements is to fix bugs instead of avoiding them in the first place.
When others question him, he automatically believes they have selfish motives. They didn't get what they wanted, so they must be whining. It never occurs to him that they actually care about their work. They're worried that his decisions hurt profitability and put everyone's future at risk. Most of all, they know they'll have to come back later and clean up his mess. He doesn't care because he knows he'll be gone by then.
You know who you are. (Or maybe you don't.)
his LunkedIn profile ready for his next job
Customers. Users. Vendors.
"I'm a problem solver."
not yet murdered by former employees
anything not written by Ed Weissman
How Nero is Drawn
Nero is drawn with 28 rectangles, each with a border and some with rounded corners or slanted angles.
These rectangles are described by data stored as arguments that are converted by software into HTML that your browser displays as pictures.
Here are Nero's arguments:
Line left:89 top:27 width:0 height:102 bdrWth:0 leftWth:2