Thursday, August 21, 2008

Teleconference Fun

Our manager is in training during work hours all this week. Yesterday he used his blackberry to email invite us to a telecon at 630pm. I figure ok, it'll only be a few minutes long, I don't mind calling in from home. So I accepted with the comment "I plan to be home with my family at 7" The description of the event was "Will provide dial in later." So I hung out at work on my email waiting for this dialin number. I waited and waited. He sent the number at 6:28. I was stuck at work for an extra hour and a half. On the call, you could hear that he was at home, but we were stuck at work because he took his sweet ass time sending the details. Thanks a lot. By the way, whoever was practicing piano in the background at your house has a ways to go.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Overheard in my Cubicle

"EE's hate the stuff we do."  Followed by a lengthy tirade that appeared to be based on one (1) and only one former coworker.  I apparently hate use cases, Spring, and all sorts of other stuff.

I just want to clarify to the internet that electrical engineers don't hate all that stuff, it's just that CS majors are pedantic and overdesign things.  (Also, you're all whiny bitches)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I Don't Care About Nontechnical People

Not when it means I spend almost a whole day banging my head on a desk because I never remember that Internet Explorer hides useful error messages by default.  This is about the 4th time this has happened to me in about 6 years.  That's how often I use Internet Explorer for any kind of web development work.  I wish Firefox would stop sliding towards stupid too (the "Awesomebar", the new SSL "errors", tags, extreme integration with paying sponsors like yahoo, google, and whoever else that I haven't discovered).