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Why System Architects are Evil

Posted on 2010.11.01 at 09:20

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dentin
dentin at 2010-11-02 18:00 (UTC) (Link)
One of the things I truly despise is having to work with and assemble systems composed of buggy, opaque black boxes constructed by other people. It's so much like magic to me it's unbelievable - "If only I could remember the magic incantation, this fireball spell would work!"

Perhaps the big issue I have is that things aren't derivable from each other. There's no way to derive that X works in fashion Y; that's simply an arbitrary thing thrown in by the vendor or developer, with little to no rhyme or reason.

I think I would make a bad sysadmin. Or more likely, a suicidal one. My hat's off to you.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-11-02 18:55 (UTC) (Link)
...having to work with and assemble systems composed of buggy, opaque black boxes constructed by other people.

Its seems about 90% of what I do these days are being handed that very black box and told, "make this work for us." While frustrating at times (what isn't?) I sure enjoy the euphoria which follows achievement of those goals...Which is pretty much what I've just done here :D

I am SO GLAD that different people enjoy doing different things. Playing to their strengths is what helps creates successful and cohesive teams, because honestly - keep your hat on - I'd suck at doing your job, but you seem very well suited for it.
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