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Station. Yes, just like Bill and Ted, in fact.
I'm meandering towards the dark side. I've started writing debug routines to test code; that is, I'm writing little snippets of code to be called by code I'm testing to, you know, test the code.
It's vicious doing this. Namely, should I get my code tested? Should I worry that I don't really know what I'm doing and am causing <NOLINE> (missing tags) and <SUBSCRIPT> (missing or bad data in global node [think like a piece of an array]) errors to appear in the error log?

Well, frankly, I'm excited that my initials (wjr, because the routine is named "test^XWJR") appear in the error log previously reserved for bad developer bugs. When a QAer produces errors of that sort... well, he's just a go-getter trying to do things Above His Station.

Twistedly satisfying.
(and annoying having to debug a debugging routine because, you know... not a programmer...)

Have I mentioned recently I have a liberal arts degree? And I'm coding things? What?

Current Mood: amused amused

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quincidence From: quincidence Date: January 22nd, 2008 12:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I got your bugzapper RIGHT HERE... yup yup
From: thegelf Date: January 22nd, 2008 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
::shrug:: I've got a liberal arts degree from the same place as you, and I'm coding things. Coding is awesome.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: January 22nd, 2008 02:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I am continually confused at working in the IT field.
tandu From: tandu Date: January 22nd, 2008 04:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Bah! I have a English and History degree, and I've been coding FOR 10 YEARS.

How, you ask? I could Read The F*C&ing Manual. In record time, as matter of fact.

I've made Zebra printers sit up and beg. I've made little electronic scales play the national anthem.

Once you can read, you can do just about anything, with enough time for practice. I wouldn't want to read the manual and try brain surgery, but I could in a pinch. External memory, man!
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