read
write
members
about
account

 

datedatememberrandomsearch

February 10, 2011
Further evidence of my subconscious food fixation came in a recent meeting in which my boss asked me to explain (in simple terms) what an XML file is.

"It's like a loaf of bread," I began, but quickly realized the two have absolutely nothing in common.

"Actually, it's more like a salad..."

I took us through the soup, the main course, and the dessert ("an XML file is like a chocolate layer cake...") before I yielded the floor to Lin, who pointed out that it is sometimes helpful to think of an XML file as a list with two columns.