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New Blog Post: Works on my Machine
« on: April 23, 2008, 03:07:36 PM »
Works on my Machine

I report a problem to a colleague. After trying and failing to use the “works on my machine” excuse, he comes over to see for himself. He asks to drive so he can do a little debugging on my editor, so I step aside to let him use the keyboard. He squints at the code and seems unable to type. Several times he presses an elaborate key combination, only to curse and have to undo whatever he did. Usually, when he tries to undo, he again curses before finally looking at the keyboard to press Ctrl+Z with the concentration of an octogenarian trying to double-click the AOL icon fast enough.

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