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Boss back on Monday, Test Rig software a complete elephant up. Hardware modded with only minimal direction of what has changed, software that will only work with the old hardware, the job being to mod it so it works, it is impossible. An ini file that is strange to say the least, no documentation for how the product works. I being the poor s.o.b. who has to make it work will be asked the following at least "didn't you ask X for a diagram", "yes, but didn't get it". I get the feeling that this is a product that was in development and suddenly changed to production with out thought of what is wrong or right with it (or documentation). I have about a day and half for a complete re-write. Glenn
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Take your time and document everything that doesn't work. When asked why it isn't done start reading from the list.
I found out a long time ago that people cannot push you if you push back.
The first time I got to use this was when I told a manger that I needed 2 weeks to code 3 modules. He said do it in one week. I countered and said let's do it in 3 days since it is not going to work at the end of the week anyway. He gave me 2 weeks.
Never be afraid to give a realistic estimate and don't back down.
The report of my death was an exaggeration - Mark Twain