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15 November 2002 @ 04:44 pm
We're rolling out today. A MAJOR software release. My component of this is 71,823 lines of code. I have all the major bugs wrapped up, and was winding down my day; I had planned on leaving at 5 to meet some friends downtown, grab a bite of dinner, and watch the Harry Potter movie.

4:27 PM a coworker walks in, and tells me about a change that she "forgot to tell (me) about", that has to go out in today's release. I didn't kill her.

Aren't you proud of me?
theda on November 15th, 2002 04:41 pm (UTC)

I admire your restraint, I would have killed her...
WanderingFeywanderingfey on November 15th, 2002 09:09 pm (UTC)
Make sure to write a nice 'thank you' comment in the code, prefacing the change.
St. Sean the Amusedseanb on November 16th, 2002 01:52 pm (UTC)
Yep. I have the "thank you" in there, right after my thoughts on ritual human sacrifice of VB "developers".

This has been the kind of ugly rollout where most of us found that we had FAR more work to do than we expected. We're working on a system designed by contractors that speak SOME english and gave us marginally commented code; quite often we change one thing and find that it exposes another week of work for completely unexpected non-orthogonal reasons.
WanderingFeywanderingfey on November 16th, 2002 02:44 pm (UTC)
I like VB, though I'm not sure if I would ever suggest if for interoperability with other systems.