yes, interruption is bad.
but as long as its not to much and just small ones i can quickly reattempt my primary task.
i.e. the new citadel smtp client was hole another case, since its in sparetime which isn't available uncluttered in that huge amount...
drawing an UML diagram helped me a little to get forward, but wrapping a complex linear flow into event driven stuff is pretty complicated.
valgrind, code review, etc. can help to get that a little smoother post mortem, but thats here for shure for all work ;-)
the other way is to employ the 'getting things done' principle, which helps some people to schedule more efficiently (and then maybe have more time to work heads down...)
Today marks the first day of the week I had a sustained coding period without interruptions. It was sheer bliss.
I knew about the interruption at 2pm, so I could prepare for it.
Unfortunately, one of the people on my team didn't realize the nature of what we intended to do at 2pm, and bungled it. So we have to do it again at 4pm.
Still, I got a fair amount of significant work done. I feel much better.
But... only one day this week. Tomorrow, I don't get to code anything at all, since I have to help move a bunch of crap out of a warehouse.
the other way around this is to do a coding camp.
work offsite in whatever location to get your job done; be it your home, or a coworking office, or a hotel room.
So in training classtoday we had to make our owncommercials. Everyone got paired up butme because of the oddnumber of students. Soi did my commercial the infomercial way. Sham wow style. Here goes. Now rem I stood up infront of the class sayin this.
You like new phones? Of course you do, what I got for you is the htc1x
You know you're gonna love it.
It has the newest is icecream sandwich, just wait for this to drip down the side of your face.
Do you like beats in your ice cream,well you'll love the fact you can use all beats products on the htc1x. Want to catch your friend cheating on another friend, well we have videocapture, now you can pluck pics right from the video, and you know we all love to pluck. Don,t love to pluck, take 90 pics a second.
How much do you think you'll pay,549.99? Well you be right, but today's offer we are charing only 199.99, w 2 yr contract. Now we cant do this all day,because we close at 8.
Anyway it took me about 5 Mins to write this. Made the class laugh. Teach look like she liked it. 8)
That was o s not is my phone auto corrects spelling and doesn't like o s together.
Heh... that was rather amusing.
I wish infomercials were as insane like that in real life.
Yeah, he has that raunchy killer look to him. That Jeffery domers feel.
I've come "off-agency" and will be signing a contract by the end of the week, it is initially a 3 month deal, and I'm optimistic about renewing for a longer term.
'bella: keepin' on truckin'
<laughs> Welcome back, Groo - it's great to read you again!
And congrats to you, 'Bella - you go, girl!
in preparation for co-teaching it, after which I will be "certified
adjunct faculty for a regionally and nationally accredited occupational
education institution." It's rough being me.
On the flip side, I am very likely mobilizing this fall to go back to
Afghanistan for another tour (albeit only 9 months in theater). It's
not a sure thing, but at this point I would be surprised if it did not
Be safe over there, Sig!
Technically, I worked 15 hours yesterday to fix bugs related to making our product more robust when tcp/ip errors happen.
But, because of the political climate we are facing within our own (merged) company, I have to instead say that I modified code to work around problems in the internet.
When Engineers Become Political...
Just tell them that you had to stop the sofware from crying when the internets go boomy.
It's stupid, really.
But it got wildly political. We aren't sure this merged company is such a great thing. They're morons.
Sadly not unusual with mergers. Just keep out of it as much as you can....unless you can parlay it into something funny (for you).
This merger is worse than others I've survived.
I think there's always something of a conflict when services merge with products, in terms of methodologies. We had a goal that we hoped to achieve, and we still hope to achieve it, but unfortunately two people in the merged company don't seem to understand it.
But then, some people do not understand how companies grow, and what you can do to accomodate that growth.