Sunday, May 04, 2008

Coding through the motions

I know just how he feels...


© Scott Adams


It's going to be another long day. One database platform down, two to go...


On another note, I finally picked up a coffee grinder. Had to buy it at the Schmucks™ just down the block because, a) I need coffee and had just whole bean left in the kitchen, and b) I need coffee now! Totally lowtech affair where you decide how fine the ground by ticking off the seconds. Probably a good thing with my current state of mind right now.


Mmmm....coffee.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Working over the weekend...

Yes, it's been quite a long time since I've posted anything. Work has been sapping so much of my time that I'm barely keeping on top of the news, let alone forming an interesting enough opinion to post on a topic.


So what am I doing now? Right now, on a Saturday at 4:30pm local time? Working. Well, right right now, I'm waiting for a developer to call me back so that I can figure out a discrepancy in table schema between the oracle, ms sql, and ms access platforms. So, here's a pic of my home work environment:


Nice Home Theater, eh?

Not the sexiest use of a badass 50" HD plasma, but I do get to brag about it being part of my dual-monitor configuration. That's an RDP session to my work PC on the big screen, and you can kinda make out the VB code window on it. My laptop, acting as the primary monitor, is in the foreground, right.

Yep. Geek.

C'mon, developer, gimme a callback! I want to finish this up and get this software release out the door!


Update (8:30pm local time): You know, debugging my own code...fine, I get that. I wrote it, I should at least make sure it works.


Debugging somebody else's code? Especially when it looks like pure, chunky effluvia that obviously was never even tested? Yeah, that's not so much fun. I'm checking in this drek and calling it a night.