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19Mar/140

Wordless Wednesday – Above the clouds

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20Nov/130

Wordless Wednesday – Sun & Shade

Wordless Wednesday photo, sun and shade on a fern leaf

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14Nov/130

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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10Jul/130

Wordless Wednesday – Shroom

Close up photo of a mushroom growing on the lawn

3Jul/130

Wordless Wednesday – Snail’s Pace

Snail with eyes out on wall

13Feb/130

Wordless Wednesday – Serenity

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

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28Nov/120

Wordless Wednesday – Sunrise

Cloudy sunrise

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21Nov/120

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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7Nov/120

Wordless Wednesday – Spotty Clouds

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

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22Oct/120

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