Today's Work: More fun with DAWIA (including a lesson where a government person screws up royally... whee, it can happen!), documentation (a few more iterations, and we get exactly what we want, or close enough to get my lousy signature... I doubt Dan will ever give me signing authority again, once he sees my crappy handwriting), and the project where the guy who knows some of what's going on FINALLY came back to give me a hand getting started. I still have very little clue what I need to do, but at least I know where a few things need to go, and a few places where debug statements might help me figure out what's going on now. At least one of the DAWIA voice actors seemed really into what he was doing. Naturally, he was talking about Lean manufacturing principles. Only Lean team people and managers can manage to be excited about Lean. I just want to know why this guy wasn't doing all the voices. He could have made CAIV fun. "Now, you have to consider cost as an independent variable when making tradeoffs that affect cost, schedule, and performance goals!" Also, it was like a train wreck watching our systems engineer (the fictional one in the lesson, of course) make a demand he wasn't authorized to make and not being able to do anything. It's a good thing I don't play Phoenix Wright, or I probably would have been shouting "OBJECTION!" at the screen. I considered it anyway, but opted not to.
Today's Fortune: "Life to you is a dashing and bold adventure." Well, normally, I'd laugh, and indeed, I threw this one away immediately. But given the events of the past 14 days... maybe you have a point, cookie. Now, can I please fight the final boss and get to the Happy End? If I fight the final boss right now, maybe I'll get to see the ending where the mute character talks!
I got another statement from the health insurance plan today... and they paid the full amount. Amazing! I must have hit my out-of-pocket limit for the year. That should stem any inquiries about my health regarding my latest vomiting escapades... the hospital's charged me everything they can running every test imaginable, and none of them have turned up anything but a pinched nerve and a burst internal hemorrhoid. I HAVE to be healthy if they couldn't find anything in all those tests!
I found out today that Superdickery HAS been updating all these months... they just never changed the date on the main page. So now I'm all caught up again, except for that missing comic with the broken link. This one looks purposefully altered to me.