Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Clients from Hell

Me: “Ok, we’ve pushed the site live.”

Client: “Why isn’t the site #1 on Google yet?”

Me: “We just pushed it live five minutes ago.”

Client: “Optimize the fireball.”

Me: “I’m sorry? Do you mean the firewall?”

Client: “I need more hits NOW, so I need you to optimize the fireball. I know what I’m talking about!”

Me: “We’ll get right on it.”

This is what makes my job so damn difficult. These types of clients.

Taken from: Clients from Hell

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Productive Unproductivity

As a programmer, you learn to set deadlines for yourself - progress checkpoints along a timeline of activities that will eventually result in the completion of the application you've been assigned to create. As a programmer who went to one of the top computer science schools in the country and is now the only person in the history of that school to finish their software engineering degree in a year, you set deadlines that are to the average person highly unrealistic, but to you are a shoulder badge of confidence in your triple-A, hot shot programming skillz.

Unfortunately this confidence is the source of your frustrations as you will find that the deadline for that multi-faceted, highly featured business web application is closing in and you realize that you've spent an entire day trying to find out why the function isn't receiving JSON information from your PHP script on the login page.

With just a few days left to finish this app, and a myriad of other documents, reports and meetings to tackle, this is going to be one interesting week.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Left FB For Good

I left FB for good the other day. Starting to feel those old withdrawal symptoms as of late, Facebook's team did a great job planting that seed of backtracking possibility in my sub conscience when they mentioned that "All your stuff will be there when you sign in again using your email address and password..." - talk about confidence.

The internet is really a lonely place when you're doing everything your friends aren't. In this case, i'm glad to be alone though - FB was a giant waste of time and a huge distraction from more important things.

Oh well, on to the next thing I suppose.