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Haven't much to say today. I'm trying desperate to finish something today. I started 4 different development logs and each was broken in tragic ways. So, I have three a bunch of junk just hanging out there. I seem to have found something that does work correctly. Huzzah.

Also, someone did something very stupid on another team that caused stupid things to happen for every application but their's. Apparently she didn't think that other applications might use the code marked "STANDARD HEADER." Idjit.

Finally got everything in order for the juried exhibition. Sending off the application CD and fee this afternoon amid thirty other errands to do before heading to Chicago tonight.

Meh. Don't want to deal with family this weekend.
You know, I remember the days when there weren't floods and tornadoes with EVERY STORM. Now, all we hear is destruction, death and devastation in all over the country with every storm. No more pleasant rain. no nice showers. All torrential down-pour and 100mph winds.

Global warming is damn expensive. Add in recession and insane energy prices and I have very little hope for a better future any time soon.


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lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 13th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
that is an incredibly beautiful and flattering picture.

We'll have fun this weekend... It's a joyous occasion.

abmann From: abmann Date: June 13th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Joyous, sure. I'm just creeping up on poor for the month too quickly.

Also, seeing my dad tends to be depressing these days.
lady_fox From: lady_fox Date: June 13th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
*nod* I understand.
demi_deity From: demi_deity Date: June 13th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Web development is FUN!

And yeah, you're not kidding about the idjit part. :/

I'm writing SLA and OLA documents today. Boring, boring, boring, boring, ugh.
abmann From: abmann Date: June 13th, 2008 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
She added code that effectively undid a change we did for international customers. I don't think anyone outside the US cares about SSNs. She, however, decided that they did and should see them everywhere.. except for from her application.

Good thing she talked to use about editing our code too or we might have caught that before it got installed at a Canadian customer site.

Who is OLA and is she hot?
demi_deity From: demi_deity Date: June 13th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
OLA is decidedly NOT hot. She is mostly dull and unhelpful and withholding.

Operating Level Agreement -- wherein our apps team agrees that we will never ask the infrastructure folks for any help, and they in turn, promise to refuse to assist us, no matter how much we beg, plead, and offer up sacrificial interns.
hubersbernd From: hubersbernd Date: June 13th, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what you are really saying, that the OLA is the insurance policy for the infrastructure gods not to be bothered by stooopid application folks and the "don't know what they did, why they did, they sure didn't do it, but it now does not work and somebody else must figure it out for them so it must be the infrastructure" behaviour...?

Damn - where can I get one of those? DEFINATELY HOT.

Even more - can I have an OLA for end users? This mornings "payroll interface is not working you must jump now this high and fix it" turned out to be "uhm...the payroll provider did never post the data nevermind"...
From: retardedhusky Date: June 13th, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck with the exhibition!
abmann From: abmann Date: June 13th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Danke. I'm sure I'll explode with glee all over LJ if my pieces are accepted. I should know by mid-July.
tandu From: tandu Date: June 13th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I lay a lot of the blame for this on decaying infrastructure.

The dams throughout the State have been allowed to decay and gone without repair for damn near 50 years. Same with New Orleans and the levees. Now, when a river is not controlled, it has a tendency to flood when it rains, at least for a while.

The Dam in Columbus (especially hard hit these last couple days) was taken down 3 years ago, because it was "not needed for flood control.

That bridge, highway 16/60, that was in danger of floating away? Downstream from the dam that was no longer needed.

Record Rainfall doesn't help, but the dams could have at least slowed the water, or allowed us to have some control over the flow.
not_a_girl From: not_a_girl Date: June 13th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stuff changes, we adapt, there are growing pains.

If I wasn't optimistic, then I'd just have to kill myself. I won't live at all how my Grandmother did, nor much how my parents did. But I think we'll all figure it out.
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