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Comment: I quite like the challenge (Score 1) 360

by cliveholloway (#41750111) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Working With Awful Legacy Code?

I might be in the minority, but I've learned to love the challenge of taming a beast of a code base.

Coming in and helping out people who don't have *anything* in place and slowly adding order has a satisfaction level all of its own.

Building out a test suite as we document business logic and then planning a refactoring can be rewarding too!

Comment: Re:Easyway (Score 1) 237

by cliveholloway (#30325644) Attached to: Anti-Smoking Vaccine Is Nearing the Market
If it takes you weeks to read 224 pages, I think you have bigger problems than smoking. 4-6 hours tops. And that's if you slow down to reread a chapter because you don't believe how simple it is. Heh. If that shot cost $20, I'd be all over it, but my guess is we're talking several hundred dollars minimum. And it only has a 50% success rate - as opposed to 90% for easyway. 3.5 yrs since my last smoke. Worked well for me, and 4 friends who wanted to quit also stopped on reading it too, with one failure - so 83% success rate in my peer group.

Comment: Re:So what's new? (Score 1) 775

by cliveholloway (#29984050) Attached to: Secret Copyright Treaty Leaks. It's Bad. Very Bad.
When you win (the U.S. Presidency), you go into this smoky room with the 12 industrialist, capitalist scumfucks that got you in there, and this little screen comes down... and it's a shot of the JFK assassination from an angle you've never seen before, which looks suspiciously like the grassy knoll, and then the screen comes up and the lights go on, and they ask the new president "any questions?" – Bill Hicks

Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"

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