I wanted to share this page with me followers. A charming young lady I met while working at a hotel in Summer 2010 is starting up her own business in Israel. She’s an American who moved to Israel about the same time I moved to Cyprus, and how she’s trying to raise funds to start her own company. I’ve made a very little donation, and I would like you to donate as little or as much as you can, as well as share her page with friends.
Reason #3: Sometimes, it takes hours or even days to solve a ridiculously simple problem
In my line of work, as a programmer, it could take me hours, days, or even weeks to realize that the problem was just a dot in the wrong place, or semicolon in the wrong place or wrong line. Sometimes, I would have to revert my codes and undo hours and sometimes days of coding, in an attempt to solve the problem.
You must have seen photos like the one below, if you’re a developer. Most developers and programmers can relate with this 🙂
Reason #4: It is possible to solve a problem long before you even encounter it
Sometimes, in the kind of job that I do, it is actually possible to solve a problem long before we actually experience it. This has happened quote a number of times, and again very recently.
It suddenly came to my realization that we had to normalize our database as much as possible, and that the current DB structure wasn’t properly normalized. But then, we also needed to generate reports from data that was dynamic. For instance, we need to track sales of an item and the price of that item changed over time. Only a de-normalized database can afford this.
After the normalization process had begone, I realized the the current DB structure already solved the problem! It was such a relieve, you know, because when the DB structure was created, we didn’t have that in mind nor did we imagine the need for this. Still, it felt so good to realize 🙂