2nd Law

The project I’ve been working on for the last few months has come to an end. At least the funding has, it’s not finished so there’s still more to do and I intend to do it. Not sure why, maybe because I want to see it working properly. Blimey, that almost sounds like professional integrity doesn’t it? In fact, the pressure from the last few days has clearly taken its toll. My concentration has been slipping. Last night, some debugging code got left inside the live version of the software which was published on the web. Today I received a panicked phone call from the project manager asking why all the tooltips (the little messages that appear when you hold the mouse over an icon) all said “ARSE!”. He thought I was having a dig at him! Little did he know it’s because I haven’t had a good night’s sleep for a while.
On the upside I’ve learned a great deal about Java, GUIs and the nature of development work. I’ve also spent a long time at home keeping Humph company. On the downside I’ve not needed to move more than a few metres from the sofa in the last few months and the lack of excercise is taking its toll on my body, which is slowly beginning to fall apart in accordance with the 2nd law of thermodynamics.
So it’s time for a new regime! Out goes much of the red wine and lethargy, in comes excercise and a load of pointless but possibly enjoyable walking. Out go fry-ups and red-meat, in come Bran Flakes and chicken salad…oh god…
Lots of thinking has gone-on inside my rotting brain recently. Sadly the mulling has not produced any fruits worth a mention. I’ll let you know if the situation changes.
The tunnel of U.S. immigration is still concealing any signs of light. No hidden skills have manifested in me, leading me to see the future looking like some Orwellian Microsoft-based nightmare. I’ll die first!
Worst of all, this link from popbitch puts me firmly in the LibDem’s catchment area… I reassure myself that this is merely indicative of how right-wing Labour have become, rather than how right-wing I’ve become. Please ?


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