Sunday, January 07, 2007


I suppose that a comment is better than no comment. It also seems that regardless of the subject that I choose to write about here, someone is going to take issue with what I say. The comments generally swing in two directions. When talking about work and school, someone believes that I should be talking about other stuff, namely life outside of work and school and vice versa. You know, it’s the classic damned if you do, damned if you don’t situation. Considering the fact that I haven’t really known what to write about for several months now; when any post that happens to come through my head and fingers appears on the screen or in your RSS reader, I see it as a small miracle.

So, since inquiring minds want to know, here’s the state of things, hopefully covering both the technical and personal sides of my-so-called-life.

Tomorrow begins the first day of the last semester of my CS degree. Ha! It’s really quite amazing. Providing that I can pass my last two classes, I will have that piece of paper I have been chasing now for seven years. Though I wasn’t chasing the same piece of paper when I started seven years ago, I am quite happy with the way things are working out. CS is a good place for me, and hopefully I’m good for CS too. It’s only two classes, but with one of them being a project class, I imagine that I’ll have my hands full in a couple of weeks.

Work is going well. They’ve been good to me, and I am happy to be an employee there. I’ve got some interesting projects on my plate, though the current project has to do with maintaining some older software. I found the book, Working Effectively with Legacy Code at Barnes and Noble over the weekend, and I’ve been quite impressed with what I’ve read so far. Feathers has some great ideas that I hope to be able to start including in the project I am currently working on.

Life in general: Ah yes, the pot of gold you’ve all been waiting for. Alas, there isn’t much to tell here. Much of my life has to do with the above two paragraphs, and though I know that I should be trying to be more social, it just feels like “one more thing”. As far as what I did with my Christmas holiday from school, I did a lot of work, catching up on the stuff that got somewhat neglected as I was working on school… oh no, there we go again, talking about work and school.

But seriously. I’m not dating right now, and most of the people I associate with outside of work and school seem to have someone that they want to line me up with. Have you been on a line up lately? I gave that another try toward the end of the summer and it was really quite the disaster. Some people have a lot of luck with lineups, but that hasn’t been my experience. Perhaps that should be the topic for a new blog, “The Lineup (mis)adventures of CodeFin”; it cracks me up just writing it down. That way, I could write about work and school and things geek here, and write about my misadventures in dating there. Meeting people is a challenge; there really aren’t that many women in engineering. I guess that means that I need to find some new social circles. I think that about covers the “What ever happened to the girl/friend and stuff?” comment. Put quite simply, I don’t know where she is, but I’ll do my best to keep it interesting in her absence.

As far as my last night of freedom before facing school again, I spent the afternoon/evening playing World of Warcraft. Yep. That’s right, World of Warcraft. Pretty nerdy isn’t it? But I had fun, and so did my guild of friends. Yes, I also belong to a guild. For the record, I’ve had a World of Warcraft account since May of 2005. And just this weekend my one and only character (a night elf priest) reached level 50, after 11 days 2 hours and 26 minutes in game. Also, when school is in session, I don’t keep my account active. Anywho, I think that does it for the evening.

Good Night and Good Luck.

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