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2012-04-20

it ain't right until its single-click

The majority of all you 0 readers ( or copy pasters ) of this blog already have noticed that most of the simple tasks and features presented here are "single-click" - e.g. scripts which are once called, perform their duty and exit.
Let's put is this way: The GUI varies from use case or even different usages on the same feature on the same host by the same user so much that words are simply not enough ... If you need to document an important configuration change, installation or whatever action by describing what is happening on the GUI you will get it wrong. Yes you will get it, because I could change my color theme to something very freaky and argue that it just does not look the same as in your snapshots ...

When I was responsible for the db updates of a SOX based system a spent 3 months to get it right - a single script installing the updates and producing logs as well a single script doing the back out. Each time a call one of my tools and it is a single click I know that they will work with 99% certainty ( sorry  we are not arrived at AI yet , even a "Hello World" could get you bug , why because it is run on processors and OS which have been designed with buggy software , you got it ?!...) , so I reserve the 1% for my own mistakes  and the rest of the bugs of the hardware and software workers having build the whole stack I am building now ...
Thus it ain't single click - it ain't right , and you cannot call it Done !

(Update: )
Google WTF I am trying to dump something rational about IT and you provide me with banners for dating Russians and Thai girls ... Halooo please fix that parser over there ...

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