He probably still works with 96% efficiency

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2005/03/31 00:17 -05:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2005/03/30/404027.aspx

Back in December I posted the article that I submitted (too late) for the Access Heroes pages put up when the 10th anniversary of Access was being celebrated. In the flotsam and jetsam stream of consciousness at the end, one of the points I listed there was:

that Andrew Miller works with 96% efficiency (conservative estimate from team members) and at times I really wanted to modify that estimate -- upward.

Well, tonight I was reminded of why I keep the MSDN Blogs and TechNet Blogs on the list of the Blogs I read.

Andrew Miller has a blog, with a subtitle of Thoughts on Access.

As one of the original wizard developers before I even knew there was such a job as a wizard developer for Microsoft Access (let alone before I had the job myself), he was responsible for some of the most maintainable code in a code base estimated at over 80,000 lines of VBA that was in many senses utterly unmaintainable.

I was not the person who initially made the claim about him, but I had no problem agreeing with it.

His blog is definitely on my list....

# AC on 31 Mar 2005 9:17 AM:

This makes me wonder why you didn't become an FTE when you were on the Access team?

# Michael Kaplan on 31 Mar 2005 9:41 AM:

Interesting question (though the identity of my resident anonymous coward seems like a more interesting one, to me!).

I covered this a little bit in http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2005/02/28/381465.aspx and I am not sure I would do much more than that while I work fulltime for the company and may find myself having to work with the people who might take offense. If tou know what I mean....

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