The Infamous Dessert Diet

I was at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development & Integration Summit (how’s that for an event name?), along with two other members of Krugle. We were manning the booth, and late in the day the dessert trays came out. Which meant I once again got to explain the intricacies of The Dessert Diet, along with a digression into the Slippery Slope argument and why I can’t just have a small bit of dessert now, even though it’s not yet Friday or Saturday.

The dessert diet is the creation of Chris “Schmed” Schneider, my long-time friend and business partner. Since my cravings for huge mounds of gelato and large slices of dense chocolate torte rival his, I’ve been on the same plan since about 1990. While I’m no longer in Olympic gold medal diver shape, I like to think that it’s helped me avoid becoming a pear-shaped programmer.

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