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If at first I donít succeed, I Ö

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on Sep 01, 2020 at 12:55 UTC ( #11121257=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on If at first I donít succeed, I Ö

try again
[bar] 32/27%
call it version 1.0
[bar] 18/15%
destroy all evidence that I tried
[bar] 10/8%
pay someone else to do it for me
[bar] 0/0%
redefine success
[bar] 10/8%
order pizza
[bar] 11/9%
have some cake
[bar] 8/7%
try management
[bar] 5/4%
try two more times so my failure is statistically significant
[bar] 25/21%
119 total votes
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Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by Athanasius (Bishop) on Sep 02, 2020 at 03:20 UTC
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by Tux (Abbot) on Sep 01, 2020 at 13:17 UTC
    • Blame an external factor

    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by marto (Archbishop) on Sep 02, 2020 at 12:01 UTC

    Consider that the failure is likely someone else's fault, possibly LanX :P

      Consider that the failure is likely someone else's fault, possibly LanX :P

      I just blame god. (In the final analysis, that's where the buck stops.)

      Cheers,
      Rob

        Rumour has it that there are those who worship LanX as the almighty.

Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by BillKSmith (Prior) on Sep 01, 2020 at 15:55 UTC
    What makes you think that I am consistent? I have used nearly all of these responses at some time.
    Bill
      … maybe even at the same time ;-)
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by huck (Parson) on Sep 02, 2020 at 21:15 UTC
    RTFM
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by karlgoethebier (Abbot) on Sep 04, 2020 at 07:24 UTC

    I always succeed. Like Chuck.

    Update: Chuck doesnít use bless because he is blessed.

    ęThe Crux of the Biscuit is the ApostropheĽ

    perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by fullermd (Priest) on Sep 03, 2020 at 15:23 UTC
    Skydiving is probably not for me.
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by dm527 (Initiate) on Sep 02, 2020 at 21:04 UTC
    ...I try harder. Persistent pest.
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by Lady_Aleena (Curate) on Sep 06, 2020 at 21:52 UTC

    I reread the manual for any parts I didn't write, try again, wash, rinse, repeat a couple of times, then go to IRC or some other help system.

    My OS is Debian 10 (Buster); my perl versions are 5.28.1 local and 5.16.3 or 5.30.0 on web host depending on the shebang.

    No matter how hysterical I get, my problems are not time sensitive. So, relax, have a cookie, and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena
      I thought you may have said "have a cookie and a very nice day!"
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by talexb (Canon) on Sep 15, 2020 at 04:33 UTC

    Plan A: Leave it for a while and come back later for another bash or two.

    Plan B: Sleep on it.

    Plan C: Explain it to someone else. These days, since I'm working from home (as many of us are), that someone is my step-son. And that approach does sometimes work.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

      Plan C: Explain it to someone else.

      Classic Rubber duck debugging. Having a human pretending to listen to you makes it look a little bit more normal to outstanders. Plus, an actually listening human can ask questions that may lead to finding bugs.

      Alexander

      --
      Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)
Re: If at first I donít succeed, I Ö
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 03, 2020 at 20:50 UTC

    Go to sleep and tackle it again when my mind is fresh. If I'm lucky, I'll have dreamt the solution.

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