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    Share in my enjoyment because of this PM I got today from shilpa80. You might remember a thread (which I cannot find anymore; either the thread has been removed or its simply the forum itself which is broken as hell recently) about converting java code to UML diagrams; dear shilpa80 wanted to write code to be able to do that. The general advice was to use existing tools to do that since it is quite an undertaking to build something like that. Of course me being me I was a little more cynical than that, but under the ludicrous requirements the answers were pretty tame.

    Well after many weeks, I get this dropped in my PM box today:

    Hello Sir,
    Can you please help me out in my assignment, its about writing a java code which will convert a input java code to its respective class diagram, object, sequence , use case and activity diagram. I have seen your replies in the forum so looking forward for your reply expecting at least one code generating at least one UML diagram.
    I gave it some thought how to respond to this. After my blood stopped boiling (expecting. e-x-p-e-c-t-i-n-g. EXPECTING! THE NERVES!) I decided to stick with this:

    I expect you to pay me 5000 dollars now, and 15000 dollars upon completion.
    Cheap, aren't I? I know, I sell myself short.
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    Default Re: If you think PM's are private, you are mistaken

    Surely you can do it for 10% of all profits generated from this tool in the future, right? Just think about how much money that might be if it becomes popular! Plus just getting your name on a project is free publicity, which is PRICELESS.

    Heck, YOU should be paying HIM for this kind of opportunity!
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    You blew my mind!
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    Default Re: If you think PM's are private, you are mistaken

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    Plus just getting your name on a project is free publicity, which is PRICELESS.
    Oh yeah! And you can call it GimbalCare. Except it will work!

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    I'm actually more partial to my pet name 'gimby', 'Gimbal' just stems from a very poor history of sucky nicknames and I drag it along because... well... the next name I come up with will probably suck even more. (It used to be GimbalLocked in game development fora long long ago, but it was too long so I shortened it to Gimbal not realizing until much later just how dumb it actually sounds).

    GimbyCare. That sounds a lot like GimpyCare which just makes me giggle. That's going to be the new name of my personal assistant application (I don't use off the shelf stuff, I build my own software for personal use).
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