<rant>Clamd error in -Lint run out of ideas .... Please help

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at rtpty.com
Sun Mar 22 01:01:09 GMT 2009

I've encountered this problem before. The solution usually involves  
changing the user's perspective on basic problem solving - something  
you usually take for granted, but which seems to be becoming harder to  
find in IT professionals these days.

The one I encounter more often is the "correlation does not equal  
causation" dilemma. Socratic thinking (making sure of what you know  
and, most importantly, what you don't know) is also something that has  
to be drilled into more and more IT professionals these days.

I find myself spending 90% of the time I use to explain a problem and  
its solution is used to explain how the wrong way of thinking makes it  
difficult to diagnose the problem in the first place, and at the same  
time makes it difficult to fix the problem because the user keeps  
insisting on putting the cart before the horse or some other logically  
fallacious point of view. The remaining 10% is the actual problem.

On Mar 21, 2009, at 7:11 PM, Scott Silva wrote:

> The creator of the software gave you something to look at, and you  
> basically
> told him he was wrong. Are you sure you really want help?

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