The Personal Website of Ronald Huereca

How Developers Feel Quoting Time

Begin phone call

You: We have an urgent meeting and I need you here in 30 minutes.

Me: I can be there in an hour.

You: You live 30 minutes away.

Me: Traffic conditions indicate a 45 minute drive, plus I need time to head out, and once I arrive, park.

You: But I really need you here in 30 minutes!

Me: Can I use the company helicopter?

You: No.

Me: The company jetpack?

You: No!  Be serious!

Me: Can I skype in?

You: No!

Me: Will you explain to the cops the urgency after a freeway chase?

You: No. Get here.  Now!

One hour passes

You: The client is furious!  You’re 30 minutes late.

Me: I got here exactly when I said I would be.

You: I told the client 30 minutes!

Me: Perhaps your reality and expectations need an alignment.

The end! 

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

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