Sleepless? Priceless!

  • Time for this iteration of a software project: 4 months
  • Time left after the client changed their mind about the “must have” requirements: 2 months
  • Amount of sleep within the last 40+ hours: 4 hours
  • Number of JOIN clauses in an eleventh-hour SQL statement that suddenly fixes everything: 12 (LEFTies, RIGHTies, INNERs… and also a UNION)
  • Time internal deadline missed by: 55 minutes… which isn’t actually that bad, considering everything that went wrong in the 55 minutes before them
  • Money earned: nil
  • Feeling after delivery complete: priceless*.

* also: knackered – guess I’d better get some sleep!

1 comment

  1. Ruth Ruth says:

    You were awesome. We rock!

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