Jason’s Applied Spectrum of Ned

There’s a thing about recursive acronyms in the world of tech / software / general nerd-ery. Think GNU (GNU’s Not Unix) and PHP (PHP: Hypertext Processor).

Or should I say general Ned-ery?

At my current place of work, feedback is very important to the team. We distribute feedback forms each half year in order to grow, collaborate and also gather useful data on our own personal pros and cons.

Since it’s also a super fun team, the feedback forms are entirely free(form); we’re at liberty to inject any form of nonsense that we choose.

I give you “Jason’s Applied Spectrum of Ned,” or “JASON”. I’ve been waiting for a good long while until my first recursive acronym presented itself. Maybe the next one will be the name of a library or something. Maybe not. Maybe I should just call it a day:

It’s a comical way to gauge how effective you are as a software engineer / developer / code monkey / software person in general. It might be applicable elsewhere, too. I’m a particular fan of the ambiguity of ‘WTF NED’.

Any copyrights belong to whoever makes The Simpsons, which might still be Fox and Matt Groening. Ned Flanders is absolutely not of my own creation. Any money that you make from JASON should probably to donated directly to the First Church of Springfield.

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