This one’s a real head scratcher, it’s used to initiate a lot of the matrices in the object passed into Process(Obj) and it’s some value that’s set ambiguously in the 50’s in the XML that’s being read, as low as 14 in others, and as high as 125 is some more recent XML config files. You increase it to an even 100, cause why not. You’re not exactly sure what it gets used for. Looks like it’s being used to size some things, and when you hit run, your computer’s fan starts whirring up like it’s about to take off and fly away. Ten more seconds and your keyboard on your laptop is too hot to touch. You desperately begin pointing external fans on it to cool the thing off.
You try and hit ctr-alt-delete but everything is so frozen that the code just has to run its course, and it takes a full five minutes for your computer to finish running the script before landing on the same error that’s been plaguing you all day.
B McGraw has lived a long and successful professional life as a software developer and researcher. After completing his BS in spaghetti coding at the department of the dark arts at Cranberry Lemon in 2005 he wasted no time in getting a masters in debugging by print statement in 2008 and obtaining his PhD with research in screwing up repos on Github in 2014. That's when he could finally get paid. In 2018 B McGraw finally made the big step of defaulting on his student loans and began advancing his career by adding his name on other people's research papers after finding one grammatical mistake in the Peer Review process.
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