I’ll admit it. I’ve used this excuse before. But the thing is that it’s pretty darn legitimate.
Essentially (for those less nerdy) “compiling” is a process in which a computer is changing one coding language into another one (think translation).This can often take a lot of time, and typically you can’t really do anything except wait.
Sure, one could be doing something a little more “productive” than playing Playstation 3 or mock-sword fighting, but some serious energy needs to be released during compiling.
My question is this: What is the ministry equivalent to compiling?