New Law

Apr. 20th, 2009 11:03 am
acroyear: (don't go there)
Shelby's Law of Framework Foresight: When working with "the customer" to nail down exactly what things will be constant and what things will be variable in order to develop an extensible framework for their application space, the first thing they will ask you to do after the first deployment is change the most critical "constant" upon which everything is fixed.

Corollary 1: no amount of User Acceptance Testing will protect you from that law.
acroyear: (fof pb neverending)
...until 12pm to figure out what an air conditioner is and how to turn it on or I'm leaving to work from home.
acroyear: (do you mind)
...and it costs me 3 hours trying to get my computer monitor settings back to where they should be so i can actually get some work done.

i'm too old for this shit.

cursed

Jul. 23rd, 2008 09:47 am
acroyear: (gotta run)
Coworker on the phone while reading off a data list: "...and the type values are one, two, and five..."

Me: "Three, sir."

IE Sucks

Jun. 18th, 2008 02:31 pm
acroyear: (schtoopid)
I'd never run into this before, but now it's "infected" a key portion of the current application I'm writing, though only for IE7 OR IE6 embedded in Firefox through IETab.  IE6 runs the site just fine.

yay!

Nov. 9th, 2007 09:21 am
acroyear: (oh yeah)
My (generous) raise won't be countered by an increase in my health-insurance premiums!

you know, it's the little things...of course, that just means more money to pay the (insane) credit card debts...
acroyear: (getting steamed)
upstairs on the 8th floor, they're doing work that sounds like it involves drilling into the building's framework.

GGGGGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

I am not amused.
acroyear: (they (sam))
they actually didn't even do MY WHOLE FUCKING WINDOW that still looks like the same cheetah spotted shite it did 2 years ago.
acroyear: (duck dodgers plain)
you missed a spot...

again...
acroyear: (don't go there)
WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM!
WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM!
WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM!

it's fucking window-washing day again...

WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM! WHAMM!
acroyear: (don't go there)
another one of those days where the construction trucks outside are perpetually in reverse.
acroyear: (don't go there)
there was apparently a power blip in the office this morning, and while my own machines are fine, there's no a/c and the lights in the garage are out.

go fig.  hottest day of the year so far and we have no a/c.

i've got to sit through a meeting, them i'm going wireless somewhere.
acroyear: (bad day)
so it finally gets quiet outside and now the A/C is busted.

i may be working from home soon...
acroyear: (i'm ignoring you)
They're doing "hoedown by the watering hole", with blurbs like "t-shirt and flip-flop day" and/or "feel free to wear western themed shirts and cowboy hats!"

They are SO asking me to show up goth to this, aren't they?

well, I did just wash my beatnik outfit from the MSFB this weekend...
acroyear: (bad day coyote)
they're playing with jackhammers outside in the construction sites...
acroyear: (vendaface)
XM Cinemagic (27) is now playing hits from the Muppet Movie, with Dr. Teeth and Electric Mayhem cranking out.

"Aurora Borealis, shining down in Dallas, can you picture that?"

Great way to get into a good mood before a long company meeting coming up in 10 minutes...

ugh

Apr. 30th, 2007 09:49 am
acroyear: (getting steamed)
The A/C in the building died...and i'm in an office on the east (sun) side now.

ick.

well, in a bit i'll be in a meeting on the west side so it'll be a tiny bit cooler there...but after that, I'm taking this laptop and hitting the road and if it costs me for net access i'll send the building managers the bill.

bleh.

of course, they could have the opposite problem, which is what I have at home: the ball-link chord for the tv room ceiling fan snapped, so now it's permanently on at level "2" and I can't shut it off except by shutting off all of the overhead lights on the lower floor.

Update: By the time we got back from lunch (group lunch saying farewell to fellow employee), things were cool again.
acroyear: (bad day coyote)
it always comes in threes...
  1. I discover that I have a broken headlight.  This is only a 1 1/2 year old light.  The predecessor lasted 6 years.  I'm not happy.

  2. I discover that I left my dogtag at home in the jacket I didn't need.

    and finally...

  3. It's f'in' window washing day again.

    WHAM

    WHAM

    WHAM

    WHAM

    WHAM

    you missed a spot...
Add to that the reason I never try to get to the office at 9 - I never make it.  Today's commute was almost 50 minutes long, as opposed to my usual 25.  Had I left at my usual time, I would have gotten here at exactly the same time as I did today.

while we're in rant mode,

Hey Yahoo's AP editor: WE DON'T NEED TO FUCKING KNOW THAT EMINEM AND HIS EX-WIFE ACTUALLY GIVE THE SLIGHTEST SHIT ABOUT EACH OTHER.  NONE AT ALL.  IT IS IN NO WAY AT ALL A VALID STORY TO PUT UNDER ANY "TOP STORY" PAGE ANYWHERE ON THE FUCKING PLANET.

And guess what got dropped by AP on Yahoo to make room for that?  The actually VALID news item about a Reagan cabinet member being charged with fraud.  Yes, real news about real corruption by a the real (if former) government official isn't as important as EMINEM being "agreeable" with his ex.  NOBODY IN THE WORLD NEEDED TO KNOW THAT.  NOBODY.

Fuck I hate that shit.

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