boiling the ocean


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boiling the ocean

Undertaking a project that is far too ambitious.
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You can try to do that, but it will be like boiling the ocean.
He says of the W3C approach, "It's like boiling the ocean.
With a little practice and some buy-in from your peers, you, too, can create directives like, "You're not going to impress the alpha pups with Barneyware, so if you want BDNs, stop boiling the ocean and get out there and develop the killer app for the Evernet.