we'll end up getting billed rather than get cash
Sigh. Does that happen often? I was under the impression that authoring ORA/Perl/programming books didn't pay well, but was still a net gain; seems I wasn't entirely correct.
Next time I hear of someone pirating ORA books, I think I'm going to be more hard-nosed about it.
Perl programming and scheduling in the corporate world,
"Uhh ... that'll take me three weeks, broken down as follows: 1 day for coding, the rest for meetings to explain why I only need 1 day for coding."