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gray

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I’m sitting here at the computer trying to figure out something to tell you all. I figure I ought to post in the middle of the day because it might get more comments, but that’ll be for another time. Tonight, it nears midnight, and I have a deadline. The biggest thing I want to talk about, I’ve promised somebody I… Read more »

An Alexander day

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I swear, Mondays account for 53 and three-quarters percent of all my extensional crises. This was another bad Monday. Anyway, to explain my topic, it comes from the children’s book Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, in which the main character contemplates several times about moving to Australia. I’ve thought about it too, and so really… Read more »

My amusement for today.

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Yonder about three months ago, I got business cards from work. They gave my title as ‘Business Analyst’. Today, we got an org chart. On this one I’m listed as a ‘Software Engineer.’ Yeah, I’m not even sure my company knows what I do. So I have decided that today, I am a ‘Business Software Analyst Engineer’. A co-worker points… Read more »

spitting nails

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Don’t mind me, I’m in spitting nails mode today over several dozen things all colliding at once. Some of it is financial troubles, which I don’t feel like getting into right now. But here’s the exchange on Twitter that has pushed me over the edge. (Sorry, , you’re not the reason I’m spitting nails, but the convo with you caused… Read more »

A bottle of pills [extended healthcare rant, part 2]

[Alright, this is a bit long, but do me the favor of reading it through, okay?] There’s a bottle of pills sitting on my bookcase. Every night, I swallow one. I asked once at the pharmacy how much it would cost me to fill the script. Their response was eighty dollars for a month’s supply. It could be worse. The… Read more »

do not stick in ear

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So I’m at work, and I’m reading up on how to write a functional specification, which seems to be my next task. Now, I’ve never written one of these before, so the Google is my friend. I stumbled across Joe Spolsky’s blog in my search for how to write one of these, and in reading the sample functional spec he… Read more »