Friday, October 19, 2007

Hello, I must be going

Blogging briefly before bed.

Met the M√ľnsters, or rather met the particular M√ľnster who is programmer for this application. The job is not quite what his boss, my contact, had stated. The application is of course not finished, so we will be mailing files to each other in both directions as he changes the forms and methods and I translate them; therefore of course somebody's last-two-days' work will get lost (overwritten) at some point during the proceedings. About a third of the app is written using swappable resource files for the names of buttons and standard boiler-plate text (the right way to do it), the rest using hard-coded text strings which some poor sod (points to self) must search out and replace with resource IDs. And the resource files are full of duplicated strings: instead of defining generic, commonly-used strings like "OK" and "Cancel" and "Print" once and keeping them together, each method and each screen or print formular has its own resource, meaning that each of those words occurs roughly two-and-a-half squintillion times. Bah.

On the other hand, there's no manual and no website—or rather they aren't my responsibility.

Meh. Could have been worse.

Today's Friday Favourite is probably the single most-played song in my collection (from this utterly wonderful CD from 1977. What a great year for music that was!). As a general rule I'm not fond of overly loud music, but there is no upper limit to the decibels when this song is playing. Crank it up and enjoy.

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Blogger zhoen said...

Good night, Cpt'n Spaulding.

October 20, 2007 at 3:46:00 a.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Udge said...

Good night, Mrs. Rittenhouse.

October 20, 2007 at 12:51:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Ah - opportunity - you can (under separate contract) now do the manual and web site.
Iggy Pop - I finally made it here to get these, yes it does well at high volume.

October 20, 2007 at 5:02:00 p.m. GMT+2  

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