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  • by ziggy (25) on 2005.05.10 9:02 (#40293) Journal
    Honestly, I think the best thing for them is me leaving. I'm so burned out, there.
    Yeah, I've been there too. You're probably right.

    Realistically, no company should attempt to create solutions it cannot maintain itself. Perl, while a wonderful both as a language and a culture, is clearly out of the mainstream. And there are oodles of companies out there that want to focus on widgets and internal procedures, not the latest fads in programming. Any language will suffice, so it's better to choose a language that any programmer can hack. Sure, it may be really crappy software, but if it works well enough, who are we to complain?

    Sounds like the best thing for both of you is your leaving; you can focus on the kinds of skills and software you'd rather develop, and they can get the mundane systems they need.

    I don't say this to put down either you or your (former) shop; this state of affairs is common throughout the industry. It's the same reason why cracker jack assembly hackers and compiler designers don't write accounting systems, either.

    I will look for a less evil source of caffeine in the future, but something important was at stake here! I really do feel like my mind is cleared a bit, although I can't say for sure that it's caffeine-related.

    There's a wonderous variety of vendors, flavors and styles available. Just step away from the teabags they sell in the supermarket and find yourself a good oriental grocer or tea shop (either down the road or on the net). Even with overpriced tea, I can get a month's worth of tea out of a week's worth of visits to Starbucks or the soda machine. And you can pretty much pick your desired caffeine level. ;-)

    • > Tea!

      Yeah, there's a wonderful coffee and tea shop just down the street from us. Here's a plug, for those of you planning on visiting Bethlehem: It's called "Oh, Alan" and it's in the old Woolworth building on Main Street between Broad and Market.

      I really do enjoy tea, especially darjeeling. He also has a really nice dessert tea called "chocolatea." The thing is that teas sometimes make me feel more thirsty than I was. I suppose I could drink more water, but more tea and more water means I'll be s
      • Hm. A nice pot of iced Moroccan Mint tea would be good. It's a standard blend of green tea and spearmint that's fine straight. Not sweet, but not bland like a pot of chilled hot water. ;-)

        For something suitable for drinking all day long, you may want to start with some fruity teas, at least long enough to get your palate adjusted from drinking Pepsi. The Republic of Tea is way on the overpriced yuppie side of the trade, but they do have some nice blends (both loose and in round bags). But it's a very