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Normally I work on these cute little toy computers called PCs using C# and .NET, etc. and am happy and contented. Sigh | :sigh:

However, yesterday, since my boss happened to know I had once, long ago, worked on mainframes using, amongst other things, the dreaded COBOL, I found myself on a top priority, reverse engineering job to find out the algorithm used somewhere in "a million lines of COBOL" WTF | :WTF: that took some numbers in and pushed some resulting numbers out after doing "something" with them. Many of these programs had been first written in 1991 and much patched since then, most recently last year by a contractor, who is no longer with us, who left no useful documentation. OMG | :OMG:

How much coffee do you think I will be drinking in the next few days (or possibly weeks)? Dead | X|
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.

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