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GeneralThis old system Pin
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There are some pretty significant fires going on here today. The problem is there is only one person in the office (of 2 total) that have the knowledge base and skill set to fix it.

The entire portion of that system is a black box to me. I never learned qbx, and am wildly innefficient with random access file structures. The entire thing, even if it were in a language that I know, is a crazy spiderweb so deep that even the authors forget the command line stuff and options.


This is part of why I was hired back (if you haven't read before). To update the older stuff, and create better tooling for us. We've been making great progress, but there are 2 main problems. While we have a database in that environment, it's only being used for reporting... so the flat file structure is still being maintained as well. Also, the management has been getting very excited about the things I can do, so the push has shifted to new software for clients as well as ourselves. The problem with that is that, because we haven't updated, we still have to support the legacy stuff. So it takes a lot of extra work, and the resulting software isn't as clean as I'd like.

I think today is going to be a good reminder of what they want from me. I believe that this will be an opportunity to refocus our efforts on updating that system first and phasing out of the legacy system.

Today is still frustrating for me though. there is a definite sense of panic, and all I can do is watch. I'm absolutely helpless. I'm just here for moral support.



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My next project (the tablet one) is replacing most, if not all, of the system we are having problems with today
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