I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve stumbled upon the coffee-room solution to a big problem. I’m sure most people recognise the feeling. You’re sitting at the computer with a big problem staring you in the face, and you’ve been battling it for a couple of hours trying to find a solution. Then you decide to pack it in and go get a coffee, and after 2 minutes away from the computer, before the coffee’s even poured, you’ve figured out a one-line solution that means you can throw away all the baggage from the last two hours and get on with the next task.
This link is to a story for people who don’t have their coffee-room solution.
So remember, next time you’ve been staring at a problem for a couple of hours, go grab yourself a coffee and see if there’s any gloves.
C.The Complicator’s Gloves – The Daily WTF (-)
take a good, hard look at your first revision and just say to yourself, “gloves.”
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