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"Trivial" [Jan. 3rd, 2007|05:05 pm]
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My Dad, always being the engineer, taught me something about technology, and life in general. When endeavouring on a project "It's only a matter of..." or "It'll only take 5 minutes" should strike fear into your heart. Unfortunately, us feeble mortals forget fast, and tend to say it a bit too often, while some other sit back and smirk saying "Yeah, 'Only a matter of..'! Heh."

Another phase should be added "It should be trivial".

There's this task I have to do in work, right? It was MEANT to be trivial, but instead it has me looking at it and wondering how to even GET to the stage where I could begin to break this. It's that bad.

So if anyone says "It's only a matter of", or "It should be trivial", run. Just run. Don't look back... or it'll get you.

On the upside, I got me a shiny external harddrive. Then I noticed it cheaper on komplett, by about 15 euro. On the upside, I did get instant gratification.

Mmmm.... gratification.
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From: lingmops
2007-01-04 06:24 pm (UTC)
This is very true, that phrase always means bastard project approaching :) I had thought it was just a thing with my boss, but perhaps it's a thing that all who hand down projects say :)
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[User Picture]From: tearsofzorro
2007-01-06 03:32 am (UTC)
Sometimes it's even just myself who says it!

"Oh, this is out of date. It should be trivial to get it working the way I want it."
*3 days later*
"GAH! ARGH! *insert expletives here*"
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