Once upon a time, coworkers wrote code to create fake patients, visits, labs, readings, allergies, & medications for our application. Being able to “pop” hundred of patients was very different than removing identifying details from a few real records to use for testing. Since then I have found it very helpful to build features and applications against existing data.
Tonight I concatenated Tennessee municipalities, popular nouns used by children, and synonyms to words like “festival” & “party” to create names of events for my current evening project.
- Lafayette Sheep Reception
- Niota Watch Carouse
- Germantown Bread Function
- Maryville Water Carousal
- Trenton Egg Fiesta
- Cowan Egg Wingding
- Iron City Game Reception
- Gatlinburg Home Celebrations
- Soddy-Daisy Kitty Frolic
I’m winding down my weekend writing MySQL stored procedures for enjoyment.
sed -n ‘/^— Current Database: `test`/,/^— Current Database: `/p’ fulldump.sql > test.sql
I have instantiated a UnicornWhisperer.
- Lee: And I thought our grooming sessions were long... I sat in a 2 hour grooming session yesterday, and we only got one story sized. So yeah, developers like to talk. :)
- Tyler: Most people would never think they would. ;-)
- Lee: I know. Put them in a room, and there's not a single introvert. Amazing.
- Friend: My 1st gen iPod Touch thinks that it is Jan. 1, 1970.
- Me: That is so epoch.
I working from home today to see Nolan through the end of his sickness. Today is the first time I have worked at my desk so it also the first time I cannot hear Nolan in his room. We have never used baby monitors because there was no need in the loft and we hear him well from our bed. (Perhaps too well.)
I downloaded a baby monitor app for my old phone and placed it in his room. There are two distinct styles of baby monitor apps, those that call you noise is detected and those that act like a traditional monitor and allow you to hear what is in the room. I went with the later because I’m not interested in tweaking the sensitivity today. I think it will be a great option over Christmas when he is sleeping in the bowels of our parent’s homes.
My coworkers and I are working on an old application that will soon die. The giggles I get from the the following snippets may make up for the hate I have for doing this work.
$sp = ‘ ’;
$sp2 = “$sp$sp”;
$sp3 = “$sp2$sp”;
$sp4 = “$sp3$sp “;
These global library variables are used on every page in the HTML that is created in the scripts and printed.
Our wireless network SSID in Carbondale was “Trailer” and “Loft” so far in Nashville. What should it be now? “House” is lame. “Cottage”? “Lil’ Fortress of Solitude”?
I left work yesterday without fixing a simple accessor method I had written. Usually I like to wrap up my work better than that but Beth called to request my ETA, it was looking dark outside, and I knew I had a bunch of shrimp to devein.
This morning at 4:50 I sat in our rocking chair feeding Nolan and thinking about my upcoming day. I remembered where I left my work and worked through the problem. Five minutes later I determined my problem and will fix it shortly.
I’m amused in my problem solving skillz while being very tired.
So the kinks of my promotion have finally been worked out. In a few weeks, I will be piloting a Kindergarten program at my school. […] So I will be teaching Kindergarten to 10 students. I will have my own classroom and will no longer have a co teacher. […] I’m really excited and anxious for the year to start.
- I’m very happy for Beth.
- This qualifiers her for a Apple teacher discounts. ;-)