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Don't you have any dark closet where you can place him to review the biggest legacy project you can find in the gvnt division (preferrably in VB6)?
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
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Someone needs to point out that "the emperor has no clothes". If you all let it go then your frustrations will just grow to the point where you throw yourself off a cliff (fortunately I did not live near any cliffs).
Ah what a wealth of excellent ideas, you would think this scenario was common. The body to the piggery or dung heap but keep the head and put it on a spike outside the common meeting room (sorry RossMW this is close to your suggestion).
I do like the Crystal Reports suggestion and if you make him code it in VB it would just add that little twist of angst to the project.
However I would use a cluebat and duct tape. Belt him with the cluebat as he enters the meeting then tape his mouth shut. Watch as he turns beet red with frustration.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
Its a bit amazing and scary at the same time, how much traction a murderous idea is getting by people of profession which are generally known as introverts and socially awkward. Then again that might be the reason why.
I may just be scared because I'm the know-it-all in my team
Pitchforks at the ready everyone, we got another one over here
"There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult." - C.A.R. Hoare
You should be free to state that "persistence of an opinion is not the same as knowledge or professionalism". However, the problem with these folks is that summary execution does not help, and they will keep talking even when the head is chronically severed from the body.
We call them "zweefteef" but I can't seem to find a suitable translation.
At the least, only verbally tell your friend. You don't want to be implicated with a paper trail. Also before telling them, check them for any recording devices. Maybe also do the meeting in the server room so the deafening noise masks anything you say.
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