As I type this, I can feel my eyes glossing over. I don’t think I can focus for much longer. I had just a terrible day at work today. I didn’t do anything terrible like set the place on fire or anything mind you. We got this issue from a big customer of ours and I spent much of the morning tackling an elusive bug. I eventually nailed it down, but perhaps it would’ve been better if I hadn’t. As a result of finding the problem, I opened up a whole new avenue of possibilities, which of course entitled me to the enticing job of finding out what combinations in those possibilities also exhibited the same problem. In the end, it took four people in the QA department working for a couple hours to finally try all the combinations and note which ones worked and which ones didn’t work so well. And the problem wasn’t even that straightforward. There were so many variables and I found myself pulling out wads of hair trying to figure out why two tests, run under the same conditions, didn’t show the same results. It’s sort of hard to confirm a bug when one system shows it and the other doesn’t…
On a brighter note, one of the full-timers at work brought in his new laptop today. It was one of the new Apple MacBook Pros. Oh how I enjoyed that. I was surprised, the iSight camera built into the top of the screen was a lot better quality than I had expected. I guess I was just used to those crappy webcams that makes anyone look a little too promiscuous due to the light exposure settings. In any case, it made me want to buy a new laptop quite badly, but I had to tell myself that I didn’t need one. But really, is it ever about need or is it just want… Who knows.
I spent the evening eating pizza with some friends here and working on PDEng. I failed another assignment in module 5 this time so I had to beef up the BS in that one. I guess sometimes even my BS will be a little too obvious. 🙂
By the way, Civilization 4 has an awesome soundtrack. I have the whole thing on my computer and it’s 8 hours of pretty damn good music. Oh and this is so hilarious. I remember seeing it for the first time when I watched the Family Guy movie, but I couldn’t share it with anyone else. Now I can. 🙂
[tags]co-op, macbook pro, pdeng[/tags]