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Six weeks from now, even your own work will have become the work of a stranger.

Words of wisdom, indeed. Just today i had to bugfix a project a colleage of mine based on some old, alpha-version of my web framework.

My reactions where something like this:

  • Why has this file a timestamp of early 2010? Has it really been this long? Oh god, i'm getting old...
  • Why wont this jQuery command work? Whoops, that was before i started using jQuery...
  • How the f..k do i install this? Where is the Makefile.PL? Oh, yes, that was before i made it into a module...
  • Uhm, i managed to accidently kill the running instance. Now how do i start it again???

On the plus side, i realized that all the hard work in the 2 years since then really paid off. I even managed to document all uhm most of ok, well part of some of my codebase. And the double-plus side, nowadays hardly any configuration file requires misspelling keywords for the program to actually work...

"You have reached the Monastery. All our helpdesk monks are busy at the moment. Please press "1" to instantly donate 10 currency units for a good cause or press "2" to hang up. Or you can dial "12" to get connected directly to second level support."

In reply to Re^2: Hoss'ss Last Words by cavac
in thread Hoss'ss Last Words by hossman

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