I guess for some folks any level or irresponsibility can be justified if it has a plausible-sounding excuse.

Actual quote from an email received by a colleague today:

Our development environment is not version controlled for the sake of speed when developing/testing new features.

I encourage him to reply with something along the lines of having them install a really quick version control motivator with “rm -rf /”. Then again, they’re probably running Windows.

And for the non-techies reading this, what they’re doing is the programming equivalent of tightrope walking without the balance pole. In high winds.

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