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Wordless Wednesday – Above the clouds


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Wordless Wednesday – Sun & Shade

Wordless Wednesday photo, sun and shade on a fern leaf

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Meetings vs Email – The Golden Rule

Don't call a meeting for something that can be resolved in one or 2 emails. On the flipside, don't try to resolve something in a flurry of emails, to a long list of recipients that get copied on every response, if it can be resolved in one short, focused meeting.

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Wordless Wednesday – Shroom

Close up photo of a mushroom growing on the lawn


Wordless Wednesday – Snail’s Pace

Snail with eyes out on wall


Wordless Wednesday – Serenity

View of Paarl Rock from behind one of the dams on top of the mountain

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Wordless Wednesday – Sunrise

Cloudy sunrise

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Wordless Wednesday – Cool as a Springbok

Added some sunglasses to a mounted head of a springbok in a hunter's house

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Wordless Wednesday – Spotty Clouds

Photo of unusual loud pattern, with the full moon showing as well

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Funny code comments


// Dear maintainer:


// Once you are done trying to 'optimize' this routine,

// and have realized what a terrible mistake that was,

// please increment the following counter as a warning

// to the next guy:


// total_hours_wasted_here = 16



Me: “[Company] tech support, how may I help you?”

Caller: “Hi, I’ve got a problem. Your program is telling me to get a pet snake. I don’t want one.”

Me: “Excuse me?”

Caller: “It’s giving me a message telling me I need a snake to run it.”

Me: “Read the message to me please.”

Caller: “Error: Python required to run script.”



#define TRUE FALSE //Happy debugging suckers


return 1; # returns 1


long john; // silver


Exception up = new Exception("Something is really wrong.");

throw up;  //ha ha


// somedev1 -  6/7/02 Adding temporary tracking of Login screen

// somedev2 -  5/22/07 Temporary my ass