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January 25th, 2008

I didn't do anything today. Really.

I committed some stuff I did at work and came up with some diagrams of stuff. I also finally found that wind-up key in Touch Detective 2 1/2... subtle. Then I let the commentary for Austin Powers run in the background while not doing very well at golf and ended with a whole two songs in Guitar Hero 3. Five stars on One, Easy mode, and four on Barracuda, Medium. Stupid bridge. I was doing surprisingly well at the beginning... I think the game's still being too permissive. There's no way I hit most of those notes. But I'm using the "only the highest fret counts" principle an awful lot now.

Today's "I wish I were joking" joke: If a manager walked into a video game store, and was a few cents short of buying the game he wanted, he'd ask "Could I get a small discount if I just take the manual?" That's honestly what management at work is doing... pushing us so hard at writing the documentation that they're not going to have software to go with it. Their concern seems to be that we're under a tight deadline, so they need more documentation so they can manage us better and make absolutely sure we're getting the work done. Every manager knows that the secret to efficiency is having as much documentation as possible. That's because managers can't understand code, so work on software is useless. I really wish I were making ANY of this up. That's pretty much what they teach us in DAWIA. And they seriously want us to take a class in one of the software sets we're using, about two weeks before the deadline. They think code fairies write the software overnight! They also don't seem to grasp the concepts of computing power or physical limitations in data transfer. We've been thinking about some of the requirements, and they just don't make sense. But that's management for you. And the user community... the original requirement was even worse. Oh well. My job description should be "miracle worker", but I'll have to earn it on this project. I will seriously write that on my nameplate (what passes for a nameplate, since the Government's too cheap to buy them) if this project gets off the ground.

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Yes, I'm THAT Nidoking. Sometimes I write fanfiction... often I waste all my time playing video games and watching anime. But it's not a waste if I enjoy it, right? I can quote from a movie, video game, anime series, or British comedy apropos of just about any situation, and one of my main goals in life is to entertain people. (The other big one is amassing as much anime and manga as I can... see below for a progress report.) That's me in a nutshell. ("Help! I'm trapped in a nutshell! What a bloody great nutshell this is!")
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