Unfortunately for everyone involved, I made a fatal mistake right at the beginning of the
engagement. I completely underquoted the hourly rate. The hourly rate should have been
approximately four times what I quoted. I was immediately classed as a POJP (plain old
Java programmer), rather than as a world-class Java consultant. Since I was now a POJP,
the rate I had quoted sounded too high to the director and he tried to squeeze me even
During the first discussions, I again raised the problem of them creating far too many
threads. The director, who had now classed me as technically way below him, insisted
that there would be no problem creating hundreds of thousands of threads, as long as
they were not all active at the same time.
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