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MOANING BRITS IN LIBYA

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NOTE TO MOANING BRITS. FFS YOU'RE IN LIBYA WHAT DO YOU EXPECT!!!?!?!?! DID YOU NOT SUSPECT IF ALL WENT WRONG IN A COUNTRY LIKE THAT, YOU WOULD BE UP SHIT CREEK??There was a Brit couple complaining on the news this morning, they were told by the UK government to get a commercial flight out of Libya. The best bit? They had been living there for 4 years!!! 4 years??? I'm pretty sure that they have practically emigrated there but when something goes wrong they expect the UK government, like some magic entity to appear and help them....? It truly makes me laugh that people in this country (and ex-pats it seems) expect so much from a government. Our fat middle class citizens remind me of tweeting chicks in a next, utterly incapable of blaming anyone but this rough idea of what the government is in their mind. Some crazy entity that exists solely to serve their current interest. It kills me.? Rant.Complete();

Martin Fowlers Tradable Quality Hypothesis

A friend forwarded me this post on code quality from Martin Fowlers Bliki. I like it.  There really isn't a trade in internal quality. That's the thing!  You either get a product or you get a facsimile of a product. The difference between software that has good internal quality and poor internal quality isn't just the difference between a BMW and a FIAT. If the code quality is crap, guess what? You don't even have a car. You have a shell that is going to fall apart. If you liken the trade off to the three little pigs, the people who think they can trade off code quality for time are basically the first pig. One problem comes along and your whole crappy house of straw goes flying away.  Don't be that pig. He was eaten.

Martin Fowlers Tradable Quality Hypothesis

A friend forwarded me this link from Martin Fowlers Bliki. I like it.

There really isn't a trade in internal quality. That's the thing!

You either get a product or you get a facsimile of a product. The difference between software that has good internal quality and poor internal quality isn't just the difference between a BMW and a FIAT. If the code quality is crap, guess what? You don't even have a car. You have a shell that is going to fall apart.

If you like the the trade off to the three little pigs, the people who think they can trade off code quality for time are basically the first pig. One problem comes along and your whole crappy house of straw goes flying away.

Don't be that pig. He was eaten.