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Comment Re:Money's happiness lasts only a few years (Score 1) 808

then they get used to the new level and need another double fix.

I've been happy with my income at every income level I've every had from south of $50k to north of $100k. I figure at $2mil I could retire and live off the investment return indefinitely. In Hawaii. Where I bought 3 acres at the bottom of the real estate market a few years ago.

Comment Re:Welcome to the Group! (Score 1) 198

Indeed, but to do that they have to *look*. They have to log in to systems and see what's there. How the nuts and bolts fit together. How the computers interact with each other across what networks.

That allows the architect to ask the right questions. Why was this set up this way. Which in turn leads to achievable architectural improvements.

Without access, the architect can only paint with broad brushes, essentially providing you the same insights any consultant could deliver in a week. That is not useful.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"