I actually had to tell somebody today that it was not only okay to say "I don't know", that it was exactly what I was looking for. He's designing the user interface, and when he doesn't know or is unsure, it means it needs to be formally cleared up. After a bit he caught on, and was almost gleeful because he was actually getting action on items that he had given up on.
As it turns out, I have a lot of leeway to be agressive in this project. Which is fun. I'm making waves. And I'm willing to bet that the marketing department and management will be really unhappy with me, because they had planned on signing off on the user interface design tomorrow, and the other Rob and I identified 21 specific action items about the user interface that are either incomplete, need definition, or are just plain incorrect.
I'm hoping that they call me in to their meeting. I doubt that they will; they're more likely to just end up bitching about the guy who cost them yet another delay. Or better yet, management will rubber-stamp it and it will bite them in the ass when it comes time to integrate the whole thing.
And I have found a new hotel! Starting next week, I'll be at the Wildwood Inn.
1.) It's closer to work.
2.) It has high-speed internet access, actually wired so it's even faster.
3.) They have a hot tub that's better, and a pool that kicks ass (there is a waterfall in the pool).
4.) The room is better. I get an "executive" king room... basically it has a nice working desk.
5.) The bed is better. It's still not great, but it's better than the board I'm on now.
6.) Six restaurants within walking distance, including Chili's and Applebees.
7.) And Chili's does room service to the hotel.
8.) Hot continental breakfast.
And best of all, it's ten bucks a night cheaper than what I'm paying now.
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You are Scarlett O'Hara. You are beautiful,
stubborn and despise the silly rules of
society. When times get rough, you are strong
enough to survive, although you would rather
save yourself than anyone else.
And now, for the Quiz d' Apostrophe, made semi-famous by Bernard Pivot:
What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on?
Many, many things. Gentle caresses, humor, trust.
What turns you off?
Judgementalism. Being labeled.
What sound do you love?
My dog groaning when I rub her ears.
What sound do you hate?
Two pieces of styrofoam being rubbed together.
What is your favorite curse word?
What profession, other than yours, would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to participate in?
I wouldn't want to be the guy who mops up the peep show booths.
If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say, when you arrive at the pearly gates?
Cool! I'm so glad you're here!