Saturday, March 18, 2006

I survived!

Well, the big release came and went, and I can proudly say I survived!

Boy it was a tough one. I had to delay it once, and contemplated doing so again. But, it's out the door, we learned a lot, and now we're gonna turn right around and do it again. There are lots of projects lined up and ready to hit the streets for the next real release. No reason not to forge ahead, as I see it.

In the meantime, I've joined the swanky gym down the street (and I'm GOING to go because it's so damn expensive).

Oh yeah -- I get to do an interview for a magazine article about software project management practicesin our industry. It's basically going to say -- "Yeah, there are these 15 best practices...and this is how what we do is better!" LOL

Seriously, though, this weekend I plan to review my Best Practices list (thank you, Software Quality Assurance course) to get a handle on what we do "right" and what we do "our own way" so that I don't sounds like a total n00b...

...that and I plan to play lots of Animal Crossing (GameCube).

Thursday, March 02, 2006

LEGO Star Wars, weather, and thee

Okay, so LEGO Star Wars is just the right difficulty level for me to enjoy it AND succeed. I don't have the best hand-eye coordination, and therefore mostly stick to RPG's, RTS'es, Katamari Damacy, and/or Meteos.

Although GTA: San Andreas *is* one of my favorites, I really like to just drive around. Kind of like real life, except for the spectacular crashes across freeway medians that you just get up and walk away from!


I didn't ever really think about trying to get around the City without a car until it started raining. Don't get me wrong -- I <3 rain. The problem is that when you have to walk alot, your feet get wet and you wind up at work in wet shoes/socks all day.

Maybe I will break down and bring my Crocs and some spare socks to work. :-)


So the folks in the forums posted a "thank you" to me for my hard work at communicating with them and making life easier. It was really nice.

I got an email from the post's author saying "It had to be said" with a link to the forum page. I opened it with MAJOR trepidation, expecting some new and horrible bug...but instead it was a list of folks who'd noticed my efforts and wanted to say thanks.