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When deadlines approach what is the first thing that starts to get neglected?   [Edit]

Survey period: 14 Jan 2008 to 21 Jan 2008

We've all been there and it isn't pretty

OptionVotes% 
Eating well21212.63
Eating1146.79
Cleaning (house, clothes, bathroom)39823.70
Cleaning (one"s self)291.73
Basic personal hygiene673.99
Relations with friends and family25615.25
Relations with wife / husband / significant other18410.96
The actual problem you are meant to be working on30017.87

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GeneralHi About Deadlines come up... Pin
sushant_d842-Feb-08 1:59
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Tad McClellan18-Jan-08 9:53
professionalTad McClellan18-Jan-08 9:53 
Generalassigning values to Crystal Report Formula Pin
KETAN K.18-Jan-08 3:32
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Tad McClellan18-Jan-08 9:55
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Paul Conrad20-Jan-08 11:54
professionalPaul Conrad20-Jan-08 11:54 
GeneralClean Up the Optional Answers? Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Jan-08 2:26
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Pater16-Jan-08 21:20
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AnswerWhen deadlines approach Pin
Sonali Sneha15-Jan-08 6:11
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GeneralBasic personal hygiene Pin
NormDroid15-Jan-08 3:45
professionalNormDroid15-Jan-08 3:45 
GeneralRe: Basic personal hygiene Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Jan-08 2:30
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar16-Jan-08 2:30 
Generaltypically what happens... Pin
Joe Q15-Jan-08 3:03
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GeneralRe: typically what happens... Pin
NormDroid15-Jan-08 3:43
professionalNormDroid15-Jan-08 3:43 
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Joe Q15-Jan-08 5:57
Joe Q15-Jan-08 5:57 
GeneralI'm surprised nobody mentioned this before Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar15-Jan-08 2:43
Vikram A Punathambekar15-Jan-08 2:43 
GeneralRe: Your tagline Pin
W Balboos, GHB15-Jan-08 4:49
W Balboos, GHB15-Jan-08 4:49 
GeneralRe: Your tagline Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar15-Jan-08 5:11
Vikram A Punathambekar15-Jan-08 5:11 
GeneralYour site Pin
Vikram A Punathambekar15-Jan-08 5:15
Vikram A Punathambekar15-Jan-08 5:15 
GeneralRe: Your site Pin
W Balboos, GHB16-Jan-08 2:18
W Balboos, GHB16-Jan-08 2:18 
Thanks - that's possibly first comment I've ever gotten relating to the site. It is my hope to one day become as famous as Yogi Berra for quotes!

Seriously, I try to foster sharing amongst the programmers - discuss, teach, etc. It took a long time, but has had some effect. You never know how someone has been burned in the past and thus remains fearful of sharing their source code (even though it's my job to be the backup!) and creates 40 pages of jibberish that are supposed to be documentation. Unfortunately, I may get a (figurative) broomstick up my ass if I ever have to really modify his code (if I can even find it).

Nonetheless -
I will wait the extra 2 or 3 seconds and hold the door for someone. Most do thank you. It's not a long time, although at first it seems so. Eventually it will sink in to a few that trying to do that little more for one another saves us all some work - and might even cause us to dislike each other a bit less. (I'm an optimistic cynic, so I need to express things in a convoluted manner). If you don't already do so, try the holding-the-door thing, try it for a while. With a bit of luck, it could become a habbit.

There's a piece of literature (ritual from Freemasonry) whose application was clearly intended to be extend to all persons: "G-d did not bring us into being to live in the narrow groove of selfish individualism, but to be as brethren, one to another, in mutual dependence and support."

In the meantime, I'm still wrestling with my only New Years Resolution, which is to break my New Years Resolution.


Keep your feet dry,

Balboos

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein

"How do you find out if you're unwanted if everyone you try to ask tells you to go away?" - Balboos HaGadol



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Vikram A Punathambekar16-Jan-08 3:56
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W Balboos, GHB16-Jan-08 8:05
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GeneralRe: I'm surprised nobody mentioned this before Pin
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar15-Jan-08 18:14
Vasudevan Deepak Kumar15-Jan-08 18:14 
GeneralBe More Positive Pin
W Balboos, GHB15-Jan-08 1:35
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