Fri 13 May 2016
The major difference between a trivial project and a serious project is that on a serious project, maintenance and improvements take much, much longer than the initial development phase.
The other difference is that a trivial project can become serious, but a serious project never becomes trivial — it gets abandoned.
I’ll tell you a story about
Something over ten years ago, it became obvious that there were lots of programs in our system that kicked off according to what time it was — classic “cron jobs”, so-named because the cron daemon is the master program that schedules them to …