I wonder if there’s a word for that distinctive mixture of pride and frustration felt when one is freakishly fast, thorough and good at implementing a workaround for a workaround to resolve a “temporary” issue. There’s probably a long German compound word for it, don’t you think?

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3 Responses to Lexicon

  1. Wabres says:

    Maybe “Velociraptor” ?

  2. Darktouch says:

    Every time I create a work around for a work around, I find myself 5 years later explaining to a vendor that REALLY I don’t care if they take down the system. PLEASE replace it.

  3. Meg says:

    Every time I create a workaround for a workaround, I wonder just how much I am enabling the “good-enough” method of software development.

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