Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam
magicmarmot

Up and down day today.

After a pretty decent weekend, work today was a pile of buttered crap. I shall again predict that this project will fail miserably. It will get out there as a product eventually, but it won't be what is expected. Mostly because expectations are different amongst the people who have those expectations.

It started with an e-mail that I got this morning, telling me that one of the features that I am programming is taken out, and that I shouldn't bother. The problem is that I am trying to design to a document that has it there, plain as day.
Then in another fit of genius, the original questions that had been sent to marketing came back. Perhaps a third of the questions had been answered, another third either left blank or completely unclarified, and the remaining third had simply been removed.
Okay mister buttpancake, I'm in the design phase now. If you don't want to answer me, I'll just make stuff up.

Example:
"The requirements state that the tones must be unique and different from all other tones in the system. We need these tones defined."

Answer:
"The tones must be unique and different than any others in the system."

Asshat.

I have my sound design software with me. I can design a lot of different and unique sounds. Do you really want these sounds coming out of your product?

NOT in a good mood.


However, on a good note, I finally visited a strip club in Des Moines.

Despite my not being at all happy with Des Moines in general, I was quite happy with Big Earl's Goldmine. Unlike minneapolis clubs, this is what is called a "full-contact" club. Meaning that you can touch the dancers. Anyplace except one. And they do encourage it. Oh, my, do they encourage it.
I had the best lap-dance of my life. It was sensual and erotic and everything it should have been, everything that I remember from so long ago. And I spent a lot of money. Happily. It was really just what I needed.
I'll definitely be back. Maybe not incredibly soon, but definitely.

And I may have to check out "amateur night". :)


So the good and the bad, and I still have to go back to work.

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Up and down day today.

After a pretty decent weekend, work today was a pile of buttered crap. I shall again predict that this project will fail miserably. It will get out there as a product eventually, but it won't be what is expected. Mostly because expectations are different amongst the people who have those expectations.
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It started with an e-mail that I got this morning, telling me that one of the features that I am programming is taken out, and that I shouldn't bother. The problem is that I am trying to design to a document that has it there, plain as day.
Then in another fit of genius, the original questions that had been sent to marketing came back. Perhaps a third of the questions had been answered, another third either left blank or completely unclarified, and the remaining third had simply been removed.
Okay mister buttpancake, I'm in the <i>design</i> phase now. If you don't want to answer me, I'll just make stuff up.

Example:
"The requirements state that the tones must be unique and different from all other tones in the system. We need these tones defined."

Answer:
"The tones must be unique and different than any others in the system."

Asshat.

I have my sound design software with me. I can design a lot of different and unique sounds. Do you really want these sounds coming out of your product?

NOT in a good mood.
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However, on a good note, I finally visited a strip club in Des Moines.
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Despite my not being at all happy with Des Moines in general, I was quite happy with Big Earl's Goldmine. Unlike minneapolis clubs, this is what is called a "full-contact" club. Meaning that you can <i>touch</i> the dancers. Anyplace except one. And they do encourage it. Oh, my, do they encourage it.
I had the best lap-dance of my life. It was sensual and erotic and everything it should have been, everything that I remember from so long ago. And I spent a lot of money. Happily. It was really just what I needed.
I'll definitely be back. Maybe not incredibly soon, but definitely.

And I may have to check out "amateur night". :)
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So the good and the bad, and I still have to go back to work.

<sigh.>
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