Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Because You Asked For It

Seven hours into a nine hour day at work I get an instant message from a friend.

FRIEND: Only one blog in a week?
(Followed by some other stuff that I can’t remember, so I won’t try to make it up)

ME: Well I have been really busy.
(And I think something else about how I decided to take Labour Day week off)

SO because I have this friend who decided to take the time to give me a nudge, I will sit here in front of my word-processor writing up a blog entry for today. Did I mention that I just worked NINE hours at work? I didn’t take lunch either. It was the day that never ended. If it wasn’t one thing it was another. Sometimes I wonder if people realize that I actually have my own work to do other than doing theirs. That is probably a story for another day.

A few days ago I talked about RPG (report programming language) as a black box. I made that comment because I was testing a bugged program and was having a great deal of difficulty in finding the bugs. Well, I am STILL hunting down this bug, and it is getting really old now. Over the weekend we made some programmatic changes that should help us to at least isolate the problem. However, the fact that there is still a bug in the production code is a great stressor to me. Hopefully in the next couple of days we will get it resolved, and I can move on with my testing.

Ordinary Differential Equations as a class is turning out to be very different from what I had originally anticipated. It feels like almost overnight someone opened up my mind and poured a bunch of math into it. I understand more and more, and the concepts appear to be understood more easily. This is a good thing, as time is one thing that I don’t seem to have enough of.

The Java assignment this week deals with Inheritance, Abstract Classes, Interfaces, and multi-dimensional arrays. It is due this weekend. I don’t think that I will be getting to it much before Friday. When I do, I am sure there will be something exciting to share.

My brain is much too fried to continue right now. This is probably one of the worst things you have ever read, so I will just quit with what dignity I have left.

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