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One of my pet peeves is the excessive documentation we do for defense work. Literally the huge majority of an engineer's time in this place is spent on documentation. In theory there are reasons for it but in practice it just wastes time and money.

I'm changing some tests/code and things don't work in one case. Eventually I track it down to me using what is documented in the test document as opposed to going into code and seeing what the bits actually were. Fortunately I spent the time using Excel to break out all of the bits and did a comparison. Mindless work which is why I'm leaving instead of coasting here.

The more places things are documented (code, documents, etc.) the more likely errors will be made or things in one place get updated and not updated elsewhere (especially since no engineer really wants to waste time on writing documents).

At least today I can listen to the Orioles doubleheader (rained out last night) most of the day with the time difference it started mid morning here in AZ.
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