Developer High Fives (in honor of Barney Stinson)

Published on Sep 22, 2009 by Jamie Munro

Last night was the premiere of my current favorite TV show "How I Met Your Mother".  If you are not familiar with the show, former childhood star Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser), plays a character named Barney Stinson.  Barney is known for several catch-phrases as well as special high fives.

Borrowing some of the more popular high fives, I have created a top five high fives for developers.

Without further adieu, let's begin the countdown.


Freeze-frame High Five


You accomplished a task faster than possible so you high five and hold the pose to mock the time it should have taken you!

Arthritis High Five


You worked for hour after hour solving that bug that you now have arthritis from so much typing!

Phone High Five


Your boss calls you from his meeting and says something is broken, you fix it while on the phone with him and are awarded a phone high five!

Relapse High Five


First you're happy the task is done, then you're sad because there was a problem, finally you're happy again because it's fixed!

Hypothetical High Five


A developer has told you the problem "should" be fixed!

Tags: high fives | barney stinson | Theory

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