(2003 to 2005)


Thu Oct 14 01:24:00 UTC+1100 2004


I had a coding gig once where I had to grab some (relatively unstructured) data sourced from The Internet (TM) and pump it into a corporate database.

On the way through I cleaned out swear words.

It was so much fun writing that code.

The best bit was at the end when I fleshed out the INI file that had all the 'naughty' words in it.

I was a consultant, and I took it over to the executive that was in charge of the project, and with a big grin on my face proudly declared that words like CUNT and ARSE LICKER wouldn't make it through to the client reports accidentally.

Ah. Those were the days. :)

(I paid. But I'm gonna have to watch my language methinks.. this swear jar is becoming kind of expensive!)

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