How to change someone's life

Many years ago, all the way back in 2005, I had a corporate job. It wasn't a huge firm, but it was multi-national. I was a software developer, then a senior, then I became Technical Director. As part of my work, I needed to simplify some code we were using, so I did some research. And I found this thing open source called "ActiveRecord". It was written in a language I'd heard of, but never used, called "Ruby" - and it looked like exactly the sort of thing I needed. I thought I'll study how it works, then copy it over into our system.

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