Thursday, July 21, 2005

The Piper's Due

When you work in the real world as most of us do, you often confront real world problems that have real world consequences. With software, sometimes there isn’t room for any margin of error. In the event that something gets messed up due to innocent mistakes on the part of many people, the piper must be paid his due. The problems are being worked on, and eventually it will all come to a resolution, and through the process I have gained yet another valuable insight into software development. The “how it should be” versus “how it is” debate comes freshly into mind, and I can’t help but wonder if on critical programs having 100% code coverage wouldn’t be worth the money.

I have been quiet on the blog this week because there has been so much going on at work. It has been challenging, and when I get home at night, I haven’t been keen on the idea of trying to put together my thoughts.

In other news, I finished Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince on Sunday. After I got my book on Saturday, I couldn’t put it down. Honestly, there is nothing akin to the feeling of loosing yourself in a work of fiction. Cheers to Ms. Rowling for getting so many people back to the good old analog book! I don’t think that I am ready to talk spoilers here, so I will just say that if you haven’t read the Potter books, you should.

I also went to see the Tim Burton version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Though the movie certainly has its weird quirks, I really enjoyed it, more so than the Gene Wilder version. I think that Charlie and his grandpa were more believable, and that with the some of the background story Willy Wonka doesn’t come off quite as insane, just reclusive and awkward socially.

That does it for the today. It is time to get ready for work.


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