Miscellaneous Debris

Avner Kashtan's Frustrations and Exultations

"O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"

It doesn't work.
The lights have long since been turned off. Your eyes are red and sore and there's a stack of empty coffee cups threatening to teeter-totter off of your desk and into your lap.
And it doesn't work.
You've been working on this nagging bug, this annoying program, this insignificant technical NOTHING for hours.
But it just doesn't work.
And then it comes! the flash, the light, the little cherubs blowing silver trumpets in your mind. Maybe a corworker passed by and idly pointed it out. Maybe your eyes have started looking sideways at your code in frustration. Whatever the reason - it's OVER. You've fixed the bug. The code works. You can go home now.

We've all been there. We've all banged our heads against the wall in frustration because of some stupid bug or undocumented API. We know the relief that comes when you finally get past it.

So this is what my blog is for. To relieve my frustration when I can't get something to work, and to gloat in exultation when I finally can. 



Avonelle Lovhaug said:

What a great title for an entry! I memorized Jabberwocky when I was a kid, and your post brought it all back to me. Thanks for the blast from the past (well, for me, anyway).

I hope your future blogging contains many gloating days!
# March 24, 2004 1:30 PM

Thomas Williams said:

I'm with Avonelle - my Dad used to annoy my Mum by reciting bits of the Jabberwocky! I'm trying to memorise it for my Dad'd 60th birthday...

Also great post. I've felt like this before.
# March 24, 2004 6:05 PM

Ori Folger said:

Cool, hope you get to cover asp.net too. :-)
# July 6, 2004 2:38 AM

Avner Kashtan said:

Anything specific you got to ask?
I'm mostly SPS and Office oriented in my work these days (though that can change with two days' notice), so I'll probably not have anything specifically ASP.NET related for now.
# July 6, 2004 6:18 PM

lizzy said:


Callooh Callay!!!!!!!!
Wee hallo

Im in france
# June 20, 2006 5:39 AM