||[Feb. 5th, 2007|04:52 pm]
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
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