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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10125 on: December 01, 2017, 11:51:40 PM »
Hello!
The project I’ve been working on for 7 months finally went live today.
It was a big messy win. Lots of bugs, but the software is working is huge and working.

A month I sat in from the of the executive staff and said, yes, we should keep aiming for 12/1, even though there was a huge amount left to do and loads of risk. And since i’m not actually responsible for the software development (for anyone who cares, one of my roles if Program Management from outside IT) I was going by some big leap of faith and the knowledge that if we didn’t bring these systems on line there were a bunch of dominoes that would fall the wrong way.

I’ll take a big messy win.

And post again for maybe the fourth time in the last few weeks.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10126 on: December 02, 2017, 04:29:05 AM »
Good on you Jmack. I could go on and on how I agree - I believe in the Fudge Factor, fuzzy logic, and intuitive adaptation, and like Patton, I'll take a good solution now over a perfect solution that comes too late. One must sometimes have the courage to choose alacrity + mediocrity over quality + tardiness.
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10127 on: December 02, 2017, 10:24:45 AM »
Well done, Jmack - can you now relax a bit?
You need it...

And we're already in day 2 of December and I forgot to get my chocolate yesterday in the advent calendar! I get two today ;)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10128 on: December 02, 2017, 08:22:46 PM »
Double post, but who cares? ;)

I started buying books again!  Still using gift cards I got as presies, and I had reached only 4 unread books at home ::)
Although one of those I bought was the second in the series (Jemisin's duology) and the other was the paperback of book 4 in the series (Blood Mirror, which I'd read on hardcover from the library as soon as it came out).
My list has grown in the meantime - I need to read faster ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10129 on: December 02, 2017, 08:26:42 PM »

I started buying books again! 

You . . . You stopped buying books?

Everything I knew about the world has been turned on its head.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10130 on: December 02, 2017, 08:33:49 PM »

I started buying books again! 

You . . . You stopped buying books?

Everything I knew about the world has been turned on its head.
Just for a month or so, while I was moving! I had enough book boxes (the movers commented ;D)! And also I had a VERY long list of "owned but unread" books, when I went crazy with book-buying earlier in the year hehe
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10131 on: December 02, 2017, 09:32:30 PM »
Double post, but who cares? ;)

I started buying books again!  Still using gift cards I got as presies, and I had reached only 4 unread books at home ::)
Although one of those I bought was the second in the series (Jemisin's duology) and the other was the paperback of book 4 in the series (Blood Mirror, which I'd read on hardcover from the library as soon as it came out).
My list has grown in the meantime - I need to read faster ;D

Most of my book boxes for my move have clothes on top. That was done to even out the load but it will also stop that kind of comments I guess.

Did you take all of yours? To whisper the ultimate heresy, I'm having a pretty major prune at this point...
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10132 on: December 02, 2017, 10:24:15 PM »
Booked my flights to Brisbane, Australia.
Finally making my big dream of visiting down under come true ^^

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10133 on: December 02, 2017, 10:33:00 PM »
Good news Henry, are you only staying in Brisbane or visiting any other cities? Don’t underestimate how hot it will be. ;D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10134 on: December 03, 2017, 01:38:18 AM »

I started buying books again! 

You . . . You stopped buying books?

Everything I knew about the world has been turned on its head.
Just for a month or so, while I was moving! I had enough book boxes (the movers commented ;D)! And also I had a VERY long list of "owned but unread" books, when I went crazy with book-buying earlier in the year hehe

That makes sense. I'm sitting at university looking at my 30+ tbr shelf, wondering how I'll take them home to read over Christmas.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10135 on: December 03, 2017, 08:12:24 AM »
Good news Henry, are you only staying in Brisbane or visiting any other cities? Don’t underestimate how hot it will be. ;D

Only visiting Brisbane and it's the July/August period so the temperatures won't be at their worst.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10136 on: December 03, 2017, 08:44:28 PM »
Enjoy Australia - great thing to look forward to, Henry :D

I put up my Christmas tree and decorations today - it looks lovely :D
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10137 on: December 05, 2017, 09:26:30 PM »
So I've decided I'm taking a brief trip into nature. I went all around my college looking for a quiet field to sit in, but everything is surrounded by people and machines and traffic. I don't like it. So I'm going to go to this 17-acre property and get lost, trusting I will find my way to wherever I need to be.

I realized today that if I want to find the answers I need in life, I need to get away from it.

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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10138 on: December 06, 2017, 12:18:29 PM »
I’ve long wanted to go to a park in Pennsylvania that is said to be in the darkest place east of the Mississippi River. I want to see stars as they should be — as they were for humans for most of our history. (Lots of other places I could go, of course, but not in easy driving distance.)
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Re: The King's Paws (with one holding a bottle of Peri Peri sauce.)
« Reply #10139 on: December 06, 2017, 02:31:59 PM »
I’ve long wanted to go to a park in Pennsylvania that is said to be in the darkest place east of the Mississippi River. I want to see stars as they should be — as they were for humans for most of our history. (Lots of other places I could go, of course, but not in easy driving distance.)

I want to do that too. But my plan is to look at the stars in skyrim once my new computer gets here