When doing one last thing check deliverable works in full

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Last Updated: 2022-12-01

I was supposed to hand out big JSON files to Project M.

In my original batch, I made sure all the files were valid JSON (i.e. had commas at the end of every row) and could be imported.

Then there was a last minute change and I filtered the json using the jq command to generated this modification (instead of using the standard process)

Unfortunately this returned invalid JSON that would not import. As a result, I embarrassed myself in front of the client.