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Friday June 07, 2002
03:28 PM

Today & the next two weeks

Today is my last workday for two weeks so I'm trying to get as much coding done before I leave today as I can. I'd be lying if I said I was being 100% productive though. Still, I finished work on a short notice project this morning and handed the programs over to QA instead of dumping the code on a co-worker to finish - so that's good at least.

These are the things I'm wondering about:

I wonder how it will feel not coding for two weeks? I wonder how it will feel not going online for two weeks? I wonder how long it will take to read everyone's journals that have accumulated over 2 weeks?

Most of all though, I wonder how amazingly crap I'll be at typing after not touching a keyboard for two weeks? :-)

10:55 AM


Yep, I did actually get up and watch the England-Argentina game this morning. With matchsticks holding eyelids open and coffee in hand I was treated to a nice little footie game. Hey that Teddy Sheringham bloke almost scored an absolute cracker within minutes of coming on. Spurs player of course...

Thursday June 06, 2002
01:40 PM

Must remember to...

...temporarily unsubscribe from the plethora of mailing lists I'm on. Learned that lesson the hard way the last time I went on holiday for 2 weeks :-)

Monday June 03, 2002
05:18 PM


Props to triv for this. I just had to pass it on in case you haven't seen the Yoda jpeg - made the coffee almost come out of my nose it did - enjoy.

05:00 PM

The ol' day thus far

Number of lines of code written: 0.
Number of lines of documentation written: shit load.
Amount of fun had at work thus far: none whatsoever
Amount of times wished it was time to go home: 57

Documentation is evil[1] I tell ya :-)

[1] A neccessary evil, but evil nonetheless :-)

12:46 PM

New Summer Dress Code

Our Senior Manager just sent round an e-mail informing us that we can wear jeans to work for the summer (now -> August 31). I'm not quite sure what prompted this drastic change in corporate dress code policy especially since I work for $LARGE_COMPANY. Probabaly some attempt at "morale boosting" or something.

Hmm, could be a windup. /me investigates...

UPDATE: No, it's not in fact a windup but 100% true - cool.

12:37 PM

Old Skool Gaming

From the "they don't make games like this anymore" dept:

My Wife and I (sad video gamers that we are) dusted off a rather beaten-up Super NES yesterday to play a couple of 1992/1993 Squaresoft classics. We somehow got totally involved in Secret Of Mana and the hours flew by. Good fun was had by all :-)

Sunday June 02, 2002
10:08 AM


If you're really bored and want to waste a few mintutes of your precious time, here are a few pix of my kids :-)

Thursday May 30, 2002
07:12 AM


So I gave up. So plan B[1] was put into action. I'm just bummed that I wasted a day farting around with Image::Magick - sigh.

[1] GD on linux.

Wednesday May 29, 2002
07:55 AM

Windows XP fun

I'm having all kinds of fun installing Image::Magick on my Wife's WinXP box - not. DLL hell.

I don't have time to mess with it anymore this morning. /me has to get ready for work...