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"I need the myxl targ plinkle gop to onkatik shoosilfar."
"Targ (noun) Comparable in form to Terran boars but with spikes on their backs. They were usually dark brown, although some were spotted. Targs were generally regarded as "vicious and destructive" animals. Klingons kept domesticated targs as pets and livestock, and hunted wild targs for sport. The meat of the targ – including the heart – was eaten, while their shoulder fat was used to make var'Hama candles." Klingon Dictionary[^]
Sometimes the true reward for completing a task is not the money, but instead the satisfaction of a job well done. But it's usually the money.
I don't get it.
Why wouldn't you just myxl targ plinkle gop to onkatik shoosilfar like he says?
I think the proper response would be gobble da undink raba shuna.
I mean, the guy's a genius and you're just rude
Or, you know, acknowledge the fact that he claims a need for the myxl targ plinkle gop to onkatik shoosilfar.
Write it down, along with the general context of the conversation, and research the variations of myxl targ plinkle gop to onkatik shoosilfar before assessing the value of the need.
If it turns out to be redundant in your own assessment, reconvene on a later date with the myxl targ plinkle gop to onkatik shoosilfar as requested and a working alternative addressing your own concerns.
With both options present, have an objective cost/benefit analysis, and pick the best one together.
If he defends the objectively worst option based on an emotional claim, you stab him with a knife.
"I need the myxl targ plinkle gop to onkatik shoosilfar."*
To which I will reply in the words of "Weird Al" Yankovic:
I just can't get it through my skull
It's hard to bargle nawdle zouss(?)
With all these marbles in my mouth" - Smells Like Nirvana
Communication between two people is wrought with difficulty and prone to error.
Interestingly, my wife's written speech (in the form of Facebook posts) is quite a bit more 'fluent' than her spoken speech. She knows the words she wants to use, she just can't remember how to say them some times.
my wife's written speech (in the form of Facebook posts) is quite a bit more 'fluent' than her spoken speech
When done correctly, writing is the superior form of communication. IMO.
I'd rather read a good book on a subject than watch video in most cases. PluralSight is really good, but most of the time I have to crank up the speed the presenter speaks at.
With books I can flip through until I find the part I want.
Interestingly enough, I have developed a theory base for this "use case"/situation...
It's called Triality Theory and it posits three levels of consciousness...
The point is that when you're at a higher level of consciousness/understanding/perception others at lower levels cannot gnarsh/understand/see.
Getting from one level to another is a difficult chore/adventure/odyssey...
The problem isn't so much as the higher consciousness person getting mad/frustrated/etc but rather the need to develop a common ground so that they meet together and can elevate the lower to the higher level.
This has been an historic problem throughout human history. And it is very prevalent in software and software development.
Think of you standing high up the side of a mountain...What all can you see? A lot! Now think of a person standing at the base of the mountain, and enshrouded in fog...What can he/she see? Not as much. Now, think of how you can possibly explain your magnificent vista to the lower elevation view person who sees mostly fog? How do you do this? And think about how long it took you to trek up the side of the mountain to your present vantage point.
Now think about the guy/gal up above you, much higher up the mountain...What can they see? And what can they see that you cannot? And how much higher you have to trek up the mountain to get to gnarsh/understand/see their view/viewpoint/perspective/understanding?
Triality Theory explains this all and how to move upwards efficiently between levels. I am still writing the book but should be finished with it by the end of this year.
I have yet to put a website up...It's on my list of things to do. If you are interested in this, just contact me. If there is interest on specifically how to apply this to software and software dev I'd be happy to consider a series of articles here on Code Project to start explaining.
- Cary Grant Anderson
Note to Future Historians: I think that this was the first mention of Triality Theory on the web...
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