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2012
unknownj
Wow, it's almost time to go - that's so weird, today has just flown by. Mind you, I've been doing sod all really, just working some more on this database. The problem is, my code is so annoyingly long and complex that it causes problems for itself. The longer your code, the greater the need for intuitive object names. ComboBox132 is all very well, but you don't know what it is at a glance. So you have to change things, to, for instance, cmbPower1, and its label, lblcmbPower1. That way, I know exactly what function it fulfills. On the other hand, if I want to change the name to that, I have to go through the code, making sure all references to its old state have been fixed....

The longer the code, the more you need simplicity, but the harder simplicity is to actually achieve. Sodding programming :o)

Anyhow, I'm making myself useful now with the brochures - the clowns who have produced the PDF files of our latest brochures have managed to save the entire thing as an image, which makes each file 1mb large. However, the brochures produced by our American counterparts are only about 400k, because they've made theirs the proper way, using images and text, in such a way that the PDF Writer stored it efficiently. So really, we need to get it changed to that way.

Herein lies the point of why it is I feel justified in being a moron slacker - I could produce these brochures for them myself, to their specifications, knowing what they actually want from them, all in-house. Part of my salary, to my mind, is for the fact that I'm always here, on call if ever that's required of me. I will do it for my £7.20 per hour, rather than whatever price those "professional" cowboys are charging, I'm in the office if they need anything changed, and once its finished, if they want to change anything, then all the stuff I used will be on this computer, rather than on an Apple Mac down the road at the printer's...

Add to that the fact that I've taken their serial number database, made it vastly better, made it less prone to crashing, made it mroe professionally constructed, and made it more functional, all for about 1/10th of what it would otherwise cost them (and at this level, a truly professional job wouldn't be especially different - there's only so much that one can do with this database). Now do you see why I'm worth my money? For £500 so far, I've given their database a total overhaul, trained people on how to use it, updated all the manuals to reflect the new company name, produced PDF versions of all the manuals, along with the relevant drawings, and volunteered my services with respect to redoing the company brochures. Not bad :o)

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in an effort to keep myself relatively distant from the pathetic and otherwise disturbing "mtv generation", no references shall be made to ur alledged "hotness". However, the fact that u are a bassist has me intrigued. Just something I felt like mentioning for no reason other than my boredom had gotten the best of me. Have a nice day now.

"alleged"? Well now I feel like it's being called into question... Damnit, I just can't win :o)

And yes, I'm a bassist. But not a very good one, so......... :o)

Admitting to ur hotness would make me part of the majority...so no thank u. And if i were to simply say u were hot that would make me part of the "demographic mtv generation". I simply can't win that one without giving up my spot in the anti-society crowd.
Either way, ur bass playing has to be better than mine, so either way :). Oh, By the way- the simple fact that u play the bass would automatically make u hot, so i don't se where the problem is. and that eyebrow piercing is really working for me too.
ciao

Herein lies the point of why it is I feel justified in being a moron slacker - I could produce these brochures for them myself, to their specifications, knowing what they actually want from them, all in-house. Part of my salary, to my mind, is for the fact that I'm always here, on call if ever that's required of me. I will do it for my £7.20 per hour, rather than whatever price those "professional" cowboys are charging, I'm in the office if they need anything changed, and once its finished, if they want to change anything, then all the stuff I used will be on this computer, rather than on an Apple Mac down the road at the printer's...


Unfortunately thats life when working for most companies. I've sat and watched it cost £250 to fit a £15 sound card to a computer here. Scandalous.

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