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The Road to Nowhere

The Road to Nowhere

Recently I was working on an older project.  Nothing too big, just a really old Windows Service that consumed another third party SOAP web service.  I finally had the chance to do something we don’t get to do in the enterprise, improve old code without a user request due something broken or needing a new feature.  Yes for those that don’t know, if it isn’t broke you don’t fix it.

Working on this project I had become fixated on implementing something in a way that just could not be done.  Because I was so focused on the one path I could not see what was plain and simple in front of my face.  Little did I know I was on the Road to Nowhere.

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