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There's way, way more to this story, but here are the bones of it:

A company was contracted to help with the build of a new online streaming service. They destroyed it and I had to spend two straight weeks rebuilding it. Nothing against the person that did it, they were probably under pressure themselves.

I was up early Saturday morning for the launch. Everything was going well, people were able to purchase access to the stream as they should. Then it was decided to reduce the price to encourage people to join. It didn't work. People were being shown one price and charged another (nearly double the new price).

After digging through third-party WordPress plugin code, I discovered that the price was hardcoded. Still not sure to this day why it was done, but it was an experience. Needless to say the project was shut down shortly after.

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