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Fun is what you do for entertainment. Being a boring person doesn't mean I don't like fun; but there's a time and place for everything.
Are you writing entertaining code, or reliable boring and predictable code? Which of those two will you invest in?
It's not sexy to be predictable, but you don't want sexy heating or tapwater in your house. You want them to "just work". You don't want a cool surgeon, but someone who claims to have done it a thousand times. You don't want financial advice from someone who goes for "sexy and cool". You want something reliable.
Here's one to keep you occupied; is your hubby a sexy, cool, adventurous kind? Or is he reliable and boring?
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But now I had to choose boring/fast over cool/slow and that makes me a little sad.
That would depend on why you're doing this. If its for fun, I'd go with cool. Cool is fun. Cool is rewarding. Cool is, well cool. And sometimes, cool teaches you things that boring doesn't. OTOH, if there's an eventual customer in mind then maybe boring/fast is the right decision.
Speaking of performance, what's the difference in speed we're talking here? Is the performance difference noticeable, or can you only really tell by running performance analysis. Are we talking micro-seconds in a real-world situation, or seconds, or even tens of seconds. If you're looking at less than 250/300 ms for a given work-load, maybe Cool/Fun is good enough. If the difference can be measured in eye-blinks, why be boring?
well it's being built for victims of the latest deadly disease that china produced (then covered up for a month) it's not as silly as it sounds, more people have died than recovered (ignoring the bogus "official" figures.)
this is also the same country that built high speed rail lines also very quickly, and there were inevitable disasters (also more than reported).
throw in Feb is their coldest month of the year: it shouldn't (but probably will be) paper thin construction - how long can it last? Nevermind it's being built for the poor masses, them the central government considers valueless anyway. anyone important gets the bug they'll commandeer [with some lame excuse] an existing high class hospital in Peking.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!