Just as well it doesn’t happen in the real world

This morning I’ve been cleaning up some CSS code for a redesign of some web pages.

Last week I got it working in rough, today I was cleaning it up. Giving classes proper names rather than things like “navTest”.

Except that somewhere between 09:30 and 12:30 I managed also to break something else. Another part of the page. A part that had nothing to do with the navigation that I was working on.

Just as well that doesn’t happen in the real world.

Foreman: Dave?

Dave the builder: Yeah!

Foreman: Did you just put in a new staircase on the third floor?

Dave the builder: Yeah, why?

Foreman: Because for some reason all the window frames on the ground floor have fallen out.

Dave the builder: Well, put them back in.

Foreman: I would, but they’re now the wrong size: they’re about 4 cm too wide now … and I think it’s your new staircase that’s affected them.

Time to put my debug hat on again.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 47 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Scrum master at Vision Ltd, Dundee. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Enneagram type FOUR and introvert, I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, write, draw and laugh… a lot.

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