Snippet: Normal Service

February 26th, 2003 by Richy B. Leave a reply »

*snippet* Yeah, I know – there hasn’t been much original content (bar the Guess That Movie competition) as of late. I’ve been extremely tired lately (last Friday/Saturday I would guess I was only operating at 40-50% efficiency, I’m now back up to around 90-95%) and when I have been awake and able to concentrate, I’ve been working on a number of things I’ve got on the back burner. As well as my “personal” websites (“Guess That Movie” – has still got to be launched as a separate site, another 1 has got a redesign pending and the third/main site needs fixing in some aspects and new features adding), I’ve had to bring my self up to speed with some of the technologies we are using at work. My big mouth doesn’t help in this aspect – “oh boss, what do you think of the idea of perhaps offering feature X or somehow combining Y and Z?” and him replying “make it so” (paraphrasing).

Of course, we could do it all manually – but if it takes us an hour to “activate” each new feature everytime and they do take off, then the time spent planning and spec’ing everything now is well spent. But to get it to work “nicely”, it’s all got to be integrated with our current systems: which I’m still learning about (it doesn’t help with a couple of them being “closed-sourced commercial” systems with very little techy documentation and I only have access to the live servers: hence no ‘learn by experimenting’ option!).

Hopefully by the weekend, I’ll be back to my normal blogging self: I’ve still got this weeks weekly wrapup to do (which is particularly relevant to me lately – but you’ll see what I mean when I do it).


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This blog holds over 12 years of archived content - during that time, I may have changed my opinion of something, technology will have advanced (and old "best standards" may no longer be the case), my technology "know how" has improved etc etc - it would probably take me a considerable amount of time to update all the archival entries: and defeat the point of keeping them anyway.

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  1. Just wondering where you’ve been. It’s been forever since you posted. 🙂

  2. Don’t ask! Normal service *will* be resumed shortly, I’ve just had to be “out of contact” for a while for reasons I don’t wish to go into at the moment.

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