Oh, what a week, full of exciting… Uhm… Excitement!… and of twist and turns and… nothing much actually.
So apparently, one of my colleagues decided that the free coffee we get at the office was not good enough for him and got himself a Keurig machine all for himself. I don’t really blame him, the coffee we get is bottom shelf stuff, but I am not sure the stupidly expensive K cups actually make better coffee.
Yes, I know, that is some hard hitting news right there, but when you don’t get to do anything exciting because you are on-call, well, there is not much to write about. Thankfully the only issue I was called for were in the test environment, but gee, nothing ruins the weekend like getting called for nothing. Fixing bugs before they hit production is important, but I wish people would not make stupid mistakes like the one I had to keep fixing over and over this past week.
In other news, next month is July, which means the next big national Holiday is Independence Day! It will be my first 4th of July as an American citizen, and I have been trying to come up with ideas of what is the most american thing I can do. Now unfortunately, the traditional overthrowing of foreign governments and invasion of middle eastern countries for their oil resources is a bit beyond my budget, so my maybe something on a smaller scale. Some of my friends have suggested buying and setting off fireworks and eating hot dogs… Not all that imaginative or all that exciting. Maybe someone could leave some suggestions in the comments. All I know is that whatever I end up doing, I am going to get my self a pair cowboy boots first.
There has been some mildly interesting development at the office. Some one from Upper management decided to get curious about the state of the our dumpster fire of our project and the middle management lost their mind! the small cosmetic issue that we were fixing suddenly became major problems! Endless email chains erupted between the business side, our analysts and the project directors. Major questions were raised about pointless minutiae and whether or not we did enough testing!
What was really happening was middle management putting up a show to make themselves look strong, and assertive and in charge of the project for the upper management. Now that the guys from New York have looked away, no one could care less about our bug fixes. What a bunch of self important idiots. The same thing happened last December when we nearly crashed the economy.
Anyways, that is all I have in my brain at the moment, and I should probably post this before the storm outside takes down my internet…