The Phantom of The System
Mortimer Armstrong and his coworker had always known about The System: a gigantic order entry/processing applications written entirely in ASP/VBScript. The System was so fragile that something as simple as a misplaced "double-click" could bring the whole thing down. The code churning within The System was so intricate and complex that only "The Whiz" (who, consequently, was also the author of The System) could possibly understand and maintain it.
After The Whiz had left the company, The System fell into Mortimer's coworker's lap. Amongst countless other things, one thing that he was having such a hard time figuring out was the significance of the mysterious numbers 22, 7, -12, and 620 strewn throughout the code. Then he found this. Amidst 1600 lines VBScript order validation/processing code. With not a single line containing anything even resembling a function or subroutine.
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