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  •  Maybe (18+ / 0-)

    but good programmers are hard to find.

    And if you don't understand a damn thing about how computers work, and how data analysis works, and you don't know how to work with people who do... you get what you pay for.

    Piss off a toady, or a salesman, and they either kick the dog or you find somebody else.

    Piss off a programmer, and you find nothing works, and there's no documentation so fixing it will take three times longer than it took to mess things up to start with.

    Again, if you make unreasonable demands and/or act like a self-righteous asshole, programmers have their ways of making your life a living hell...

    That goes for hardware and networking guys too. Don't piss them off. You WILL regret it.

    And most of them can get another job faster than you can fire them. Quite possibly at as much, or more, than you're paying them.

    Especially the GOP. They're cheap bastards who can't do crap but think they know everything.

    •  You can sometimes get away (2+ / 0-)
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      mmacdDE, Eyesbright

      with pissing off a programmer. That is, if the product has shipped and you don't care about upgrades or bug fixes.

      You can never get away with pissing off a sysadmin.

      (former programmer here ... )

      The thing about quotes on the internet is you cannot confirm their validity. ~Abraham Lincoln

      by raboof on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:10:16 PM PST

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