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2008.11.26 (13:45): Little known fact...

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
I fought a polar bear once.

I came in expecting a bare knuckle brawl between man and beast. To the discredit of the polar bear he brought a rocket launcher that shot mountain lions two at a time.

I admonished my enemy, disarmed him, and summarily ended his honor-less existence.

To add insult to injury I consumed a tasty coke while laying on his pelt every December.

2008.11.25 (19:57): Anticipation of Nine Inch Nails!

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
Another fear years have gone by, and it is time for another Nine Inch Nails concert. It only seems like a few years ago on a god forsaken cold night Wampet and I traveled down to Lincoln to hit up the Pershing Center for the Nails. I believe that was one of the coldest nights that winter.

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2008.11.24 (10:52): Passive aggressive love from DK..

Category: Work
Posted by: modi123
I am always amused how people operate at work. Take DK. Remeber he's the second in command (I guess after this morning's stand up meeting where Jefe claimed to be "done with CB" so that makes him the new Captain Stubing of this barnacle encrusted Love Boat we call CB).

Dk sends me an instant message a bit ago asking where such and such a class is called in remoting. Well that's an odd question I say to myself - he's in the code and he can look at it with his own two eyes! So I look at it and say "well it's not". Then like clock work he's at my door going into a long winded discussion that adapters are just wrapper data...blah..blah.. blah.. they should be in remoting.. blah..blah..blah.. I had to cut him off and said "I'll take care of it". I looked at it further and that class isn't even being used except in one small place. He damn well knew that too.

I am toying with the idea of shooting him an IM and saying "Hey - before you waste more time with this whole passive aggressive questioning just to assert your superiority above me just cut to the chase and say I missed this function". Though the ramifications of being called out on his consistant behavior would going badly for me so I shall remain silent on it. Fallout boy got a good chuckle from the exchange noting this is not an unnoticed behavior.

2008.11.21 (10:47): Prognosis - good

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
It was a rough and cold morning when I rolled out of bed today. A bit groggy, a bit of a head ache, but nothing bad. A quick shower and shave later I was feeling marginally better. A car window scrape, traffic, and a stand up meeting post that I am doing positively wonderful.

A bit bouncy.

Energy is running high.

DK and Jefe have conspired against me to change this contract change portion of my code - "bah!" I say. They can't keep me down!

I think I might go fight a polar bear.

Out!
Category: Work
Posted by: modi123
This is now day two of fixing the traumatic bugs DK introduced into my code. Mind you if I or Falloutboy checked in code this buggy our asses would be on the street, let alone the look we would get if we did and our only response would be "We expect everyone to fix up their own code".

Arg.

Regardless, now that I am thrashing around in my code, that was changed significantly by DK, I am reminded of the Bare Naked Ladies song 'Old Apartment'.

Why did you paint the walls?
Why did you clean the floor?
Why did you plaster over the hole I punched in the door?
This is where we used to live

Why did you keep the mousetrap?
Why did you keep the dishrack?
these things used to be mine
I guess they still are, I want them back

It is strange to wander around your code that you spent a year writing, rewriting, rewriting four more times (all rewrites because there was zero planning on the DK and Jefe's part and they capriciously changed the requirements), and then when someone else thrashes around it is all different but the same.

How annoying.
Category: General
Posted by: modi123
100 Greatest Singers

God what a stellar list. This proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that current age rap and country are pale imitations of what they used to be and can be considered inferior.

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Category: General
Posted by: modi123
I was going to officially declare today a nice day, but after a quick review I am not sure if even a blue ribbon committee could do that.

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2008.11.18 (11:49): Add another to the book list..

Category: To Buy
Posted by: modi123
Ender in Exile
Orson Scott Card
ISBN-13: 978-0765304964

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0765304961/ref=nosim/?tag=slashdot0c-20

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Received Christmas 2008

2008.11.17 (14:58): Hmmm.. Interesting..

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
I joined a webforum awhile ago (dreamincode.net), and I have opted to join up for their secret santa. This should be interesting. A completely random person mailing me a box of stuff or a thing. This could be like a woot bag of crap!

As an aside, I picked up the next installment of Marvel Zombies 3 and The Dark Tower. Marvel zombies is proceeding in an interesting direction, while the Dark Tower fills in stellar spots between the lines. I cursed that Enders Game wasnt out when it said it would be out. How annoying

2008.11.14 (15:32): Vomit monkeys...

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
*sigh* I should really reign in my bar hopping as I age. That or maybe opt to consume less. Last night was border line stupid. I opted to thank the porcelain god before bed so I could make work today. Arg. The roughness of a single man's life!

2008.11.13 (19:48): F you Katy Perry fans.. f-you..

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
Okay.. This has been something that needs to get out in the open. Fuuuuuuuuck you Katy Perry fans. I am so sick and tired of everyone going ga-ga over her damn song 'I Kissed a Girl'. Seriously. People are all "She's so out there.. that's crazy she would do a song like that... blah..blah..blah.." Get over it folks! She's not an original person to name a song like that nor pull it off that well.

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2008.11.12 (14:44): w00t! November is NaNoWriMo!

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
National Novel Writing Month!

Is anyone participating? I should have put a bit of thought before hand.. say before halloween and I could get started finally... booo slack asses!

2008.11.10 (08:59): New Stephen King book!

Category: To Buy
Posted by: modi123
I'll take it as a donation!

Just After Sunset: Stories - Stephen King

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Received Christmas 2008
Category: Work
Posted by: modi123
As our outsourcing team just was made aware.. if you have temporary incrementing numbers in a data set that are constrained to be unique for the love of god increment them negative! If you have more than one person inserting into an auto incrementing table in a database and you return the actual database unique number and that is part of your list of temporary number bad things happen.

2008.11.06 (16:41): State Legistative reminder

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/c/portal/layout?p_l_id=PUB.1.262

http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/pdf/filing_fee_schedule_08.pdf
Category: Work
Posted by: modi123
Fallout boy and I were out discussing the annoyances of computed columns when on the way in we saw his old manager. It was a bit windy out, and the manager and I had to shout to get our minor greetings across. On the way in Falloutboy exclaims - " I have no idea what she said". He follows that up with "Well THAT'S why I can't get requirements! I cannot read lips!".*

*Jefe has a tendancy to trail off to a whisper during a talk.

2008.11.02 (14:51): Blogolicious!

Category: General
Posted by: modi123
A hundred unique people this last month! Good job folks. Any commentary, questions, or requests are welcome. Don't be shy. Step right up and make yourself known.

Halloween came and went. I went zombie this year. The only failing was the crappy store bought makeup was some funky cream based crap and soaked into (and started running) my stellar latex job. I was so pissed. Thankfully I had my makeup from the last year as wolfman from www.vampfangs.com. That stuff sure as hell saved the hour and a half invested in applying the latex. I now have decided never again to risk halloween.. vampfangs will have my makeup order!

Anyone care to see the end result?