Tuesday, August 28, 2001

[Li Mu Bai, a.k.a. Chow Yun-Fat, from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon]

There are certain days at work in which all the planets align. You cut through your work load like you were Li Mu Bai; efficient, yet graceful. You stride out of the office building at the end of the day fulfilled, content.

Yesterday was not one of those days. I was trying to get RoboHelp to build our online help system, but it kept crashing and corrupting the project file. It took me nine hours to complete a ten-minute task.

Looking at it through a half-full glass, at least I completed the build. So, while I was aggravated throughout the day, I was able to leave the building with a clear conscience.

At home, I managed to fix one of the two big bugs in Calliope that had been causing me trouble, but kept ramming my head against the second, which still refuses to yield any clues. I may have to put the AtheOS-developer mailing list on a treasure hunt to find this thing.

And here’s something I chortled at, read on a different mailing list, in response to an out-of-memory problem a user had encountered:

Hi Earl,


I took care of it in VERY short order. I moved to a real OS--Win2K.

And…hmmm. I want to talk about a book I just read, Showstopper!. I’m annoyed at the context-switches within these diary entries. I can’t come up with a way to fix it, though. I’ll wait to talk about Showstopper! tomorrow. It’s about the development of Windows NT, and the author draws some conclusions that struck me as odd.

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