archive: 2005/1

Training Day

There’s nothing like the joy of sitting in on training.  The ceaseless fight to suppress yawns and avoiding the temptation of nodding off.  I suppose I will be tired right out by the end of

Payday Scandle

Will there be another payday scandle?  Will the accountantactually figure out direct deposit to my bank?  Stay tuned formore exciting accounting news………

The BIG time crunch

So I’ve started this new job and even during the interview, I was toldthat the application being built was slated for a Fall 05 release.Based on what I knew that the program was required to do, I figu

Prosecuted by another CASE

In my prior job I was know for my willingness to create very advancedTSQL queries.  I have written queries exceeding 10,000 charactersin length without any WHERE clause.  I know this because

Fight like the little guy

Shannon Noll Aussie Idol runner-up in 200(3?). I was down there when hesang this on the show and saw it on TV. It’s not too often that modernartists send a tingle down my spine, but this did it. <A


I got to work five minutes early yesterday morning and found that I wasthe first person there. This would normally be no problem except thatI’m leery of disarming the alarm system since my instruction

Accountants and Guano. Is there a difference?

Last Friday was my first pay day.   On the first day of myjob I spent some time with the company accountant to ensure that thedirect deposit of my pay would work without a hitch.  Hell

Installations Crashing the 3rd Party

Once again I’m going to indulge in the systematic and destructive analysis of my new workplace and coworkers. The 3rd Party……I remember when this was an event that startedshortly after the bars closed

Relationship Hell

I’ve been working with the software and the data structure at my newjob for a week now and, although some things about the job are nice,today placed me right in the middle of a relationship quagmire.

Week 1 complete

I have successfully completed week one of my new job. The people at thecompany are very nice, leaving a welcome card and sweets on my desk thefirst morning and buying me lunch that same day. I’ve been

Work looms large

After five glorious months of reduced stress (and reduced pay cheques)I am officially back in the work force tomorrow.  I’m not overlyexcited about the company, or the work itself, but perhaps I’