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A reminder why I don't work for a large corporation...
I don't go to many meetings, and that's actually a good thing. But yesterday I got roped into one hosted by the erstwhile IT department at my client's facility. They are in the last 6 months of probably a year project surrounding a $3Million dollar upgrade to what I consider a DBMS tool. Yeah... that wasn't a typo... and the 80s are calling wanting this sucker back too, at least the old one. No field validation so data I get propogated into the part of Oracle I have access to is all honked because ......

Posted On Wednesday, January 27, 2010 8:42 AM

Morning rant - Slacker Students and HOV Violators
Maybe I shouldn't have been up til 12:30 coding last night, because things are pissing me off this morning. I check in with my class on the morning of the last day (today) and the one student that is a self-proclaimed "experienced programmer" has yet to interact with his team on the paper due at midnight tonight. Maybe he's spending all his time hand-compiling the Week 6 program, because I don't believe he's run the compiler yet on anything. That was obvious in Week 5 when it wouldn't compile, and ......

Posted On Monday, January 25, 2010 11:00 AM

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