Sometimes you have to work a little harder than you’d like to find the data you need to solve a performance problem or answer a performance question. Sometimes you have no elegant tool and just have to jury-rig some ugly collection of hacks to get what you need.
The photographer pictured above was not comfortable, safe, or delighted to have this assignment at the this moment. However, I bet to the end of his days he told this story with great pride. If you don’t have everything you need in its most convenient place, just at the right time… do what you can, with what you got. Yeah, it’s a pain, but it is also the start of a great story.