Archives week 27 of 2006

July 3, 2006 - July 9, 2006

Fried Mikey (Don't put on jeans and go for long walks when you're sun-fried)

Went out to Woodbine beaches on Saturday. Spent the whole afternoon out in the sun and wound up lobster-red across my whole front (including my feet) and back. Walked down to Sacha's barbecue when we got home. The jeans I wore down rubbed the sunburn into a nasty glowing red patch.

Also went to Sacha's ...

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Days at Linux Caffe are just so much more productive (Almost seven billable hours already)

Having a very productive day down at Linux Caffe. Simon, Simon and now Dan are all here working at the same table. Some Cinemon work to fix a bug, then almost the whole afternoon on invoice generation issues for the legacy billing system. I'm going to take some time now to work on the next-generation ...

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Ebeneezer's Farewell

No my dear Mrs. Cratchett
I cannot stay to share your meal
Though it would warm my heart
To see you at last dine as you deserve
For though you might love me tonight
You could only love the man that I've become
You rightly cursed the man I was
While those people waiting there ...

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A bit under the weather (And way behind on billables for the week...)

Realised around noon that I was burning up with a fever. It's gone down now (sleep is good, yogurt smoothies are better), but what with only getting 2.7 hours yesterday I'm falling way behind on billable hours this week. There are also a few tasks that just need to get finished, so I'm going to ...

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You pay for quick-and-dirty hacks (In maintenance headaches...)

One of the reasons I want to create a properly-engineered second-generation billing system is that the first-generation system I work with has a number of hacks that get around things that weren't contemplated in the initial design of various pieces.

Each of those hacks was implemented using the simplest possible design when they were discovered, ...

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