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QOTD [Feb. 5th, 2007|04:52 pm]
William
Over a year ago, I gave four of your cow-orkers a two-day class during
which I taught them the barest introduction to $topic.

You declined to attend, opining that it would be a waste of your time.
I do not know and do not care if this was because of your contempt for
$topic, your lack of confidence in my abilities as an instructor, a
belief that you would have no use for this information, or some linear
combination of the above.

Fast-forward to now. You have apparently just discovered (or been told
from On High) that you will be dealing extensively with the subject in
question.

There are a number of possible appropriate reactions to this
epiphany. Among these is *not* sending me an email saying "Tell me
everything you know about $topic."

You win a shiny new pointer to the (incomprehensible and misleading)
online docs foisted on an unsuspecting public^H^H provided by the
vendor. Were I capable of pity, your plight would inspire it.

-- Brian in the Monastery
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[User Picture]From: adapt
2007-02-06 10:42 am (UTC)
Occasionally realizing that I needed to know something urgently is why there's always someone upon whom stuff can devolve in my (sudden, very unfortunate, quite unavoidable, contractually allowed and nonetheless compensated) absence.

I make clear up front that it can be perfect or time-sensitive, but not both :)

Say, do you have an opening for a lowest bidder? :D

/it gets done eventually. complain and it's left half done. that's how we spell q-u-a-l-i-t-y
//only half of the above statements are actually true. the fun half.
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