Oct
28
2003
0

ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz…

*YAWN*

Hello… I just got up from another late night nap. Been trying to find an easier way to update the blog, I’m now typing on miranda instant messenger. It’s pretty cool, try it out. —Of course it didnt work, back at the web form to post… Sigh…

Lots of juicy stuff to report. Work seems to have decided to embark on a process improvement plan and I’m trying to get my proposed information system hooked up. Pretty goof stuff, we’re getting Synergy from Telelogic. Hopefully we will manage to configure it properly. In all honesty it doesn’t seem like something we could not have done ourselves but I guess it’s better to have it from someone that actually makes a living off it. That way they will support it.

Spent a weekend going around meals, cinemas and pubs. Almost died friday night as someone turned my heater on full blast and left the heating on all night (no thermostat). At about 6 pm I was turning myself around, you know, making sure I get all nicely cooked throughout. The filling in my head didn’t feel good at all for the next two days.

LESSON: Don’t live with people who have no heating sense.

Got most of my long-standing, many-times-postponed task at work done today. It’s great when people just leave me alone to do my work. Hopefully this new tool will get us the time we need to finish things once in a while. Mood at work is not improving as we had a reshuffle recently. Of course I got overlooked for promotion, some new guys which have barely passed probation are now it. Most of them suck-ups. And of course mr suck-up got promoted even higher. Now he’s all friendly all of a sudden. Funny how people love you again when they are 2 rungs up and you are no longer a threat.

Hah.

LESSON: Do not give wankers your ideas at work. They pass them as theirs. Do take pride in your work. Do not take shit. Tell the boss what you’re doing as often as possible. Hope for the best.

Right, whinge finished, feel better. Let’s move on.

–G

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Oct
21
2003
0

Want somethin’ done, do it yerself

I tickled.. oh no! I just caught myself about to write down ‘tickled up’. This phrase is one of those annoying workplace catchphrases… ‘I tickled up the script and it works now’ and so on. It confuses me. I automatically imagine a script being put on a diskette and some engineer, driven insane by incessant overtime, frantically attempting to tickle its sides until it concedes defeat.

On second thought, maybe it’s not the phrase. Maybe it’s just me.

Anyway, I just adjusted the CSS for the blog, hopefully I’ll be able to tell where one entry ends and another begins. Oh. And you will be able to do that, too.

–G

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Oct
21
2003
0

Trivia

Why do I try to kill myself? I am beginning to think I’ll collapse from lack of sleep. Slept at 6am two nights in a row. Have you seen a headless chicken running around? Well, my colleagues at work did this morning. Nevertheless, I got closer to finishing that task that I started 2 weeks ago. I just didnt realise how time passed cause I was in a constant haze, you know in a little fluffy cloud where everyone seems not quite “there”.

LESSON: Sleep is important.

Still trying to decide on a custom weblog/forum proposal for work. Hopefully it will work out alright, the options are far too many. Up to this point I’ve gone through:

Movable type – Seems to be pretty good but they failed to get their message across after 1 hour of browsing their site…

PHPWebLog – Interesting, seems like some hacker’s little baby, worried about support.

Smarty PHP – Excellent template support, but would require custom work to hook up to our db

PIVOT log – More geared towards configurable layout rather than proper content/layout separation

…and the list keeps going..

*YAWN*…

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Oct
17
2003
0

He went to fair

Went to fair last night. Interesting. Went on only one ride and couldn’t get on another due to back problems. The thing was 70 m tall and rotated on an arm with you strapped at the end of it. All this at 90km/h.

Had some stupid toffee apple on a stick. It felt more like concrete sticky stuff on a stick. The apple was good tho. Should have had the pineapple apple on a stick… thing. I bet I’ll lose a couple of teeth some years earlier than planned after eating that.

Had a great time anyway. Gf was super-good. It was a textbook date. Walked round, went on scary ride, walked up and down food stalls, bought sweets and baloon… check, check, check, check and… check!

Created blog. Not really excited. More worried about who will read it.

Actually believe more likely nobody will EVER read it. Oh well. WTF.

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