The quest for the perfect….

The not so Google approachI was thinking of making the title of this post “The quest for the perfect burger” just because I know the quest for the perfect burger is easier than the near on impossible quest for the perfect piece of code; but burgers (as tasty as they are) just don’t fit with this post.

In my work, I have recently been shipped into the cold storage unit called the server room – this being the only place where there are NO disturbances from other staff – and from this new cold location I am to develop/change/optimize/fix an existing system for our company.

This isn’t such a bad thing, I can deal with the cold, I like being on my own (sometimes) and the system is workable – so optimizing it is ok. The drawback is that the system is HUGE, and the company also wants new features designed, developed and implemented in this system – and the time frame given to me for this massive 6 to 8 month project – 2 weeks.

So here lies my quest – for that one piece of code that will make my life easier… slowly but surely I will either find it (Google is my friend), or in a “Eureka” type moment realize what it is I actually need.

Excuse me while I stress a little during the interim.

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Another Great Song

Another song I am enjoying at the moment (the other song post)

Hey girl you know you drive me crazy
one look puts the rhythm in my hand.
Still I’ll never understand why you hang around
I see what’s going down.

Cover up with make up in the mirror
tell yourself it’s never gonna happen again
you cry alone and then he swears he loves you.

Do you feel like a man
when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s going to end
as your lies crumble down, a new life she has found.

A pebble in the water makes a ripple effect
every action in this world will bear a consequence
If you wade around forever you will surely drown
I see what’s going down.

I see the way you go and say your right again,
say your right again
heed my lecture

Do you feel like a man
when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the ground?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s going to end
as your lies crumble down a new life she has.

One day she will tell you that she has had enough
its coming round again.
(repeat)

Do you feel like a man, when you push her around?
Do you feel better now as she falls to the grown?
Well I’ll tell you my friend, one day this world’s going to end
as your lies crumble down, a new life she has.

Face down in the dirt she says, this doesn’t hurt she says I finally had enough..
(repeat)

Music: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Face Down

Brain Comfort, My Current Reading

Wintersmith Book CoverReading is my relaxation from the grind of the normal work day.
From the criminal/mystery of Jeffery Deaver, escapist thrills of Robert Ludlum, scientific/technological theories of Michael Crichton to the historical fiction of Robert Harris. I love it all.

But it is always good to come back to the witty and off-beat writing style of Terry Prachett. And his latest – Wintersmith – has me enthralled in his universe all over again, I love it.

After Wintersmith I am moving on to Trudi Canavan’sLast of the Wilds“, then maybe “Jian” by Eric Van Lustbader .

Here’s to a month of great reading.

Work drive – weird

Wow…

The weather this morning is just awful, From a nice, warm, sunny Sunday to an overcast, misty, freezing, snowing Wednesday morning. Bad weather across the country.

But that is not what was weird about this morning, this morning I nearly had an accident when two HORSES decided that the road was their domain. (I believe they are the horses that the police use to patrol the railway lines nearby – well the horses minus the riders.) Quite the way to wake yourself up in the dark mornings just before 6am.