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I think you should always make the decision before you code: Is it one-way disposable code or is it production-level clean code. The latter can take up to twice as much time, so you should decide carefully. So when you decide to use throw-away code in production, you *have* to invest some more time to make it nice and neat. At least that's the way I do it.
SO ?For that matter, as an ironic note, you reply servers no constructive purpose, either.
Perhaps, IF in your vast experiences, you can add your views of your time spent there? ELSE, that old saying can well be said: "Physician, heal thyself!"
Things could have changed since my escape, - but beautiful scenery? You might be driving on a road (no shoulders, by the way, but literally ditches and they can be big). Well, you see some trees, but if you stop moving and look through them you may see a strip-mine behind it.
As far as awesome forest beauty goes, upstate NY, or Vermont, or New Hampshire, or, well, a ton of places have similar but really beautiful landscape. Lot's of hils - bicycler's nightmare. I lived on a 30 degree grade (yes, 30 degrees).
Now state law says strip mine lands must be reclaimed when the mine is closed - so what they do is park a vehicle in this HUGE gouge in the earth and say they're still working it. Meanwhile, the underground mines have rules, too, about ceiling support to prevent subsidence (i.e., a sudden giant sinkhole). But only the miners are down there to know what's done and they know who signs their check.
You have no mineral rights to your land - that means someone could be mining under you that bought those rights.
You can not sue for damage due to subsidence. Basically, tough sh*t.
That's because two things rule this state: coal mining and hunting. In the case of the latter, I lived right next to what (no longer is) forest land. The only squirrels I saw were in the form of strings of tails on car arials (they had those back then, in the 90's). Interfere with a hunter and you'll go to jail. Hunter trespasses on your land? Maybe a slap on the wrist. You county may also shut it's schools for dear hunting season.
All this, mind you, and I lived in a university town (WVU) with a grad school, med school, etc.). An early mentor, when I first moved there, was shot at for driving in the country side.
Low crime, too: a woman found dead in front of her trailer. Gunshot wound to the head. No guns nearby. Not ruled a homicide - hence, no crime. And you remember Zimmerman, in Florida, murdering that kid using the "stand your ground" laws? Well there was a garage mechanic in town (Morgantown) with three "notches on his gun". It goes on and on.
Something I figured out quite some time ago - places with cheap housing? Maybe it's because no one wants to live there !
Read the other reply to your post so I suppose mileage will vary.
I drove through there with my wife on our honeymoon, and the part we went though was very beautiful indeed. But that was kind of the point with the trip.
Anyway, we were in the Smokey Mountains on the fourth of July, and I have to admit that we could check quite a few boxes on our prejudice list.
Well - like I said - sometimes when you look behind a few rows of trees you can hardly gasp at such ruin.
Driving through - makes me think of when I interviewed for the job: the director of the facility had to postpone his from with-lunch chat to late in the day. That was because his daughter drove into where civilized places have shoulders on the road - but here, ditches. It's so common they even have an expression for it: "Ditch-Diving". I only went off, once, sliding down backward from a hill on snow. Any snow on those hilly roads is insanely dangerous. On the other hand, since the ditches could be huge, my kids and their friends use to play across our road in one with a nice stream of runoff (clay soil: no absorption - just runoff). Building little moats and waterfalls.
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Oh God No! Dealt with them last week. My dad has some businesses on QuickBooks. Had logon problems trying to access them. Help said they needed another $550 to 'fix the problem,' because their automatic backup system is sh*t, and totally screwed up their cloud files, which was making it so I couldn't login. "47% file corruption - at 50% you will not be able to open the files!" They were saying it is my dad's fault for leaving the program running overnight. Don't know if that is true or not.
Regardless, you can imagine how pissed I was. But told them I would get back with them. Looked into it more, and the local files didn't give any errors when checking with their tool. My pissed level rose an order of magnitude. Thankfully, I did give the guy an earful on the phone about them having crappy programming if they can't even make certain files don't get corrupted.
So now West Virginia also falls into this crappy association. Thanks!
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