Working with so many different clients, frequently I get asked about how to work with a specific data format. Researching a couple of data format acronyms for for a client recently led me to a new acronym describing situations we all inevitably seem to find ourselves lost in, TIFR. Short for This Is F-ing Rediculous, TIFR will join my other acronyms for describing how things many times work. Other favorites include traditional standbys such as SNAFU, EWAG and FUBAR.