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2007.07.13 Semi-Farewell & Friday the 13th

2007.07.13 Semi-Farewell & Friday the 13th

10:46

Evidently the thing where I announced the 22nd widely as my last day of full part-time, and then realized that omg no it was sooner because of the time-of-day schedule, threw people off. There was evidently something being plotted for next week as a semi-farewell, but since I won't be around next week for that, Management is making sure to drag me in on Thursday for our regular meeting. :D I don't think I'm supposed to know this. It's really just an excuse for a party. I know I'm reasonably popular, but even if people hated me there'd be a party because that's how things go.

11:34

Clearing out old tables in the database in preparation for upload. Hooray! Checklists make this flow ever so much better. I don't have to puzzle it out each time. Yes, my checklist is part of the docs, and I'm adding the things that I

Wednesday night, I demonstrated to myself that yes, I can and do gibber with rage. One of the lady writers made reference to something in the past that had upset me at the time (different thing than the one I was mentioning yesterday) and I started spitting out nonsense syllables and wound up stomping over to the nearest metal post and banging my head against it (gently) for comfort. I react badly to people messing with other people who I've decided are "my people", and if I can't do anything to assure that those who are doing the messing never do it again, I get cranky.

1:49

And of course in typical me-fashion, there's at least one thing being done half-assedly at the last minute. Hooray documentation for the Morningstar Reports, which is not their official name but they are that evil.

3:20

OMG DOCUMENTATION.

4:44

I'm at the point where I need the documentation as much as anyone else does (well, a little less) because it's too much to hold in my head all at once. My hair is up on my head in a coiled braid-bun because that is a very lazy hairstyle.

6:19

Must bring home ice when done with work. Discovering the "undocumented features" of the DB.

7:37

Told Obso1337 Manager that I am working from my docs and cursing the writer of the docs from time to time. He told me that it doesn't work like that. I told him that it does. *grin*

7:54

My database has buckets. (I picked up terminology from the team who did the one thing, which predated the lolrus. It's just a lot more amusing now.)

8:40

Found a criteria mismatch. Fixed the criteria mismatch, after much cussing.

Feck. It is not null as I hoped it would be. It is zero. Motherfucker. This disappoints me, and I am wrathful. Shall poke at queries to make sure that this does not make me unhappier than I could be.

9:14

Right then. Going to have to discuss the thing with Management before trying to do anything with it; I should haul my tailfeathers in on Monday.

Gone away, gone ahead,
Echoes roll unanswered.
Empty, open, dusty, dead.
Why have all the Weyrfolk fled?

Where have dragons gone together
Leaving weyrs to wind and weather,
Setting herdbeasts free of tether;
Gone, our safeguards, gone, but whither?

Have they flown to some new weyr
Where cruel Threads some others fear?
Are they worlds away from here?
Why, oh why the empty weyr?

-- "The Question Song", Anne McCaffrey
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