Just an educated guess.
I installed a dishwasher.
I discovered that my dishwasher was manufactured in Kentucky. I guess that means I need to take it out of my kitchen and put it up on blocks on my front porch like a true redneck.
Yes, but you'll need to run all the connections to it so it may continue to work in your yard, if you want to truly be a redneck.
There are some redneck projects that have hack value, oddly.
I've never met anyone from Kentucky who wasn't a complete asshole. However, I'm working with a sample size of one person, so my assessment might be a little bit off.
I forget... I might have had distant cousins who lived in Kentucky. But then, it might have been Tennessee instead. I can't remember.
They don't live there now, though. I think they're in Michigan. And, honestly, they weren't really from Kentucky anyway... they were from Michigan.
Oh, I know... but I'm pondering things, I think.
I lived for a while not terribly far from it, in the grand scheme of things, but I don't know much about it.
Big Company(tm) escalation from the 9 circle of hell. Which wouldn't quite as hellish if there were an actual *reason* for the level of insanity and time-waste caused. Bah.
Ugh. hate that.
Yes, it is.
today.. wasted several hours to diskuss whether to deliver a missing close() in a destructor or not.
ok, we're in a very late phase of the project, but WTF?
Do you have more than 5 people developing the product?
Such conversations seem to just happen in such cases.
well, 7 + 5(web) developers here, 5 qa guys, two PMs, plus around the same in france, plus another team for the deployment and running the live systems of similar size.
but, I wouldn't say it was easier before the people in france came into the game.
It got a little more complicated that we couldn't reproduce the CLOSE_WAIT condition from the remote system on our development systems, so we couldn't tell we actually fixed the incident...
Yep, over 5.
But, at least you've got two teams. That helps, at least a little.
If it makes you feel any better, Bart, today I incorporated the latest round of "edits" to a weekly status report from a VP. It was a 90 min conversation and represented the 5th iteration. First draft of "next week's" report is due on Friday.
I'm starting to miss my b0rk3d Small Company(tm)
I am so smart! Harvard Business Review should publish me!
The best meetings have no chairs....
We have just three people.
I do the C++ stuff (engines, daemons/services, etc.), and augment technical support as required.
Our junior guy does the web-related stuff (pages that communicate between user, database, and my engines). And our boss does GUI development and technical support.
I write heavy-duty stuff that represents the core of what our customers buy. That core sends and receives its information from one or more web sites developed by our junior guy, and occasionally from a GUI communicating via TCP/IP (but we're getting away from that).
At this point, the biggest problem is that if something happens to either my boss or me, we're fucked. Neither my boss nor the junior guy can do C++ (and it would take a while to train someone else), and only my boss has the business relationships to do all the sales/marketting that the company needs. It's difficult to take days off, too, without possible phone calls interrupting vacation because of some kind of customer panic.
Two more people (dev-wise) would help, just to have some overlap.