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Re: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn


From: Arne Babenhauserheide
Subject: Re: hurd-web/hurd/translator/unionmount.mdwn
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 09:49:11 +0200
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Am Dienstag, 8. September 2009 23:40:24 schrieb Sergiu Ivanov:
> > Also I assume that in the time we already spent on discussing where to
> > put  the information, we could already have written and then reworked a
> > good part it - and moved it later in less than a minute after getting
> > feedback.
> 
> Well, that's true :-)

It's a trap into which groups often seem to fall (in my experience).  I often 
discussed with a former roommate for hours how we could perfectly do something 
and in the end we didn't have any more time so we couldn't follow up on the 
"perfect" solution or had discussed our motivation away.  

But it also happens to me when thinking about stuff I want to do.  "OK, I need 
to transfer the articles from site X to site Y and we also need a steady 
article flow. I can do this perfectly by doing Z. Let's decide on the order 
and on the ideal way to do this with least effort" -> two hours later: "damn, 
I need to leave" -> the site still isn't completely transferred after 3 years 
or so, even though I reorganized the new site a few times since then (any 
error in transferring would have been fixed by now). :) (or should I say 
*sob*? ;) )

So I *try* to keep in mind how much time solving the problem and fixing it 
afterwards will take, and when the discussion gets longer than solution +  fix 
(+ some buffer), I try to just go for the solution.  

That doesn't say I always manage to do it ;) 

>I'm sorry, I don't have the time to read this part of your message
>right away.  But I'll definitely read it and reply to it when I come
>back.

No problem. 

Happy hacking! 

Arne

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