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Plantation makes good rum alright, but oh so sweet and ingratiating. It's like fudge, I love it, but in moderation.
Tell him to try out Clément, Compagnie des Indes or Pussers if he wants something interesting.
Used to avoid all tequilas as I always seem to find ones that tasted like kerosene. Some of the ones at Puta Madre definitely caused me to reconsider that opinion though. Unfortunately checking them all to find the good ones could be a problem for either the wallet or the liver.
Think we agreed that the first round is on me.
I have a slightly different memory , but let's plan ahead next time so we get it done.
Like most foreigners you have no appreciation of real ale. So be happy drinking your ice-cold tasteless fizzy water, while we luxuriate in the flavour nuances of the many brews that we are able to savour.
How is this different from the other 11 months of the year?
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
So I'm on this project where I get a CSV file, translate it into some awful pre-XML "standard" file, put it in a SOAP service and give access to customers so they can import the standard file.
About six weeks ago I had a test at a customer and my software seemed to work fine (after some tweaking, because the importing application didn't adhere to the standard, hence "standard").
The problem is the CSV file, just an in-house file, generated in Microsoft Dynamics, that we've been waiting on for months
So we have this two-weekly meeting where we discuss the project's progress and the past two meetings it's basically been "we fixed another field in the CSV file."
The meeting is at 09:00, it's a good hour drive, 01:30 with traffic jams, so that means I have to set an early alarm (a good two hours earlier than usual).
AND JUST NOW IT WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE THE CSV GUY HAS MADE ZERO PROGRESS!
He knew this yesterday, because if he didn't get the file at about 17:00, he's not going to have it on 09:00 the next day.
I was supposed to go with a business partner, but he was already on his way.
He decided to go anyway because he had some other meetings, but I don't.
Were this guy five minutes later (or my partner 5 minutes earlier) I'd have wasted an entire day at a customer where I had zero business
So here's what I did in three months: learning a standard, implementing it, reading a file, parsing and transforming it, building a SOAP service, building a management module with UI, setting up a complete Azure and DevOps environment (everything brand new).
Here's what the other guy did in the same time: fix almost an entire CSV file with about 15 fields and cancel a meeting.
many years ago I was working on a (UK) govt contract and they wanted to see me to discuss data exchange. The meeting had to be face to face which meant a 9 hour round journey by car for me but they insisted it was too involved to discuss using any of the rather primitive teleconferencing systems at the time and email just wouldn't cut it, apparently. So I drove for hours - met my contact, decided that CSV would suffice (took about 30 seconds to agree but we padded it out to 5 minutes) and then got in my car for the hours of driving to get home.
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