Just say no to kludgy workarounds!Posted by Jolenta Averill, Broker on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009 at 8:54am.
According to Wikipedia, a kludge, also referred to sometimes as a kluge or cluft, is "a clumsy or inelegant solution to a problem or difficulty". In engineering, a kludge is considered a "workaround", typically using unrelated parts cobbled together. And in computer programs, a kludge is often used to fix unexpected problems usually caused by earlier kludges.
Last night, in response to my nine year-old not taking the time to thoroughly search his pajama drawer - and therefore incorrectly, and rather impatiently, concluding that there were no long pajama bottoms available - decided on this novel, yet decidedly kludgy, way of addressing the problem. Simply wear three pairs of short pajama bottoms to create the necessary coverage! Although not fully committed to the idea of wearing clothing appropriate for the weather, I have managed to drive home the point that he could be responsible for the doctor bill if he gets sick as a result of not dressing appropriately for the weather. And so, while I have to give him credit for trying to dress warmly, I wasn't a fan of the rather kludgy solution he devised as I could easily envision a host of problems that might ensue, particularly at inopportune times such as the middle of the night!
And so that leads to my apology for not updating my new blog these last couple of days, but I've been working fast and furiously (literally 'round the clock) to flesh out the remaining tools and content needed to really hit the ground running with my new website in 2009 - with solutions that are useful and robust and which will really benefit my clients. So please bear with me: I'm making good progress and promise it will be worth the wait (sans awkward kluges!). In the meantime, if you think of something I don't have that you'd like to see, feel free to call (563) BUY-SOLD (563-289-7653) or contact us online.
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