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Thursday, January 31, 2008

So It's Been A While


Lazy George
I love the look that George gave me as I took his picture. Lazy cat. :)
My apologies for not posting more as of late. It seems as though I've just been really busy with various projects and by the time I get to sit and write, well, I get lazy. That, and it's been awfully cold here lately, so I've found myself in 'hibernate' mode as of late.

I really must work on that. :)

On Saturday Beth and I went to go watch the Sub-Section 12 One-Act Play contest in Montevideo. It was a good day. We got to spend some time without Kirstin...and at the same time got to see some interesting high school theatre. Admittedly, however, it was weird for both of us -- seeing as how we were there without a student group in tow.

I've been working on a few random projects lately on the side as time allows. One is a website redesign -- a change in a design that I've never really liked (but didn't have the time or inspiration to accomplish). I like many things about the old design, but it's not unique enough and [the design] doesn't enhance the purpose of the site well. So I've been tinkering with that and have a good, solid wireframe in place.

I'm looking forward to its release, but I expect it will be a few weeks before it goes anywhere near live, seeing as how it'll have to be approved and all of the back-end stuff has yet to be written.

Another project I'm kickstarting (due to request) is the Recipe Collector. I haven't done much work on it for some time, but I'm wrapping up some of the random fixes and minor enhancements to the application to simply provide a better product.

And finally, speaking of lazy (in a return to the beginning of this post)...

I had the 'pleasure' of carrying on a bit of a 'conversation' tonight with a gentleman who is 18-19 years of age. To make a long story short, I will use a bulleted list to describe my annoyances with this conversation:
  • No letters were capitalized. At all.

  • [His end of] the conversation read like a poor Chinese to English translation of a manual ('it dont work', etc.).

  • Numerous blatant misspellings

  • Text message style conversation ('c u l8er', 'worx', etc.)


It really bothers me that people don't take at least a little pride in their ability to communicate. I spent more time deciphering what was trying to be said than I did answering questions. This could lead me to an entire rant on communication, but I'll leave it at this -- I really hope that these people don't communicate like this when it really matters (job requirements, interviews, etc.). I fear this is not the case, however...

Until next time...
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--MZ

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