And they come with no warning,
nature loves her little surprises.
Continual crisis!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Is this an envelope I see before me?

DLG is all ready to go. Last night I worked until 7pm, so I kind of missed the Post Office desk hours. Today I'm keeping my head down to try and get out on time to make it to the Post Office.

In other news, the Whatever is back to haitus because of upgrade issues. I feel your pain, John. Here at work I'm constantly asked by managers why I'm not using the latest and greatest version of software (Quark 7 or InDesign CS3). Well, there's a reason why the bleeding edge is called the bleeding edge. I like to get work done, and software designers have this habit of adding things that nobody really wanted, but they needed to fill out the features checklist to the detriments of having software that actually works. MS Word is a classic example of this design philosophy. Bloatware that makes humback whales look svelt.

Last night I sat down to type in all the poetry that's on little slips of paper (I had an hour I could get it done in). And then I got distracted. Nothing got typed. I have to do better than this.

Anyway, hope you all's day is going better.

2 comments:

Camille Alexa said...

software designers have this habit of adding things that nobody really wanted...

Thank you! It's sickening.

Steve Buchheit said...

You're welcome, Camille.

Having been a programmer, back in the days where 4K was really cool (and expensive), I have a special little place in my heart for modern software programmers.