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  • by vsergu (505) on 2002.08.15 16:28 (#11814) Journal
    Someone offered me a "small" contract job recently, but when I heard that it involved accepting credit cards on the Web I fled screaming. Inevitably the client wants to do things that are horrendously bad ideas and won't pay to do things right (which usually involves getting a different, competent, and hence more expensive hosting service).
  • This leads to one of my favorite silly topics: Nobody Does Anything Anywhere.

    One of the few things that have been consistent at organizations I've worked at or consulted with is that most of the people do very little. So little, in fact, that it's amazing anything gets done at all. And most of my colleagues have had this same experience. It doesn't matter what the company is: a nonprofit advocacy organization, real estate, a utility company. There are huge inefficiencies riddled throughout the company --