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me no think good now, me push brain during presentation/meeting, brain now push back and want fruity pebbles.

Really intense meeting, though I'm feeling a little wonky about it. I basically did a core presentation on the proposed architecture for the embedded control system. I've been kind of worried because it's been doing a lot of reading and absorbing with very little actual "work" in the process, but as it turns out my massive powers of synthesis came up with a dandy and insightful presentation on the future architecture of the system. Impressed everyone, I did.
Unfortunately, it's looking like a couple of year scope. Which means we now have to do an alternative that is much scaled back for the next couple of phases of the project, and will probably be looking at rescoping the entire project, which isn't a bad thing considering what we've learned in the past slightly less than a year.
But it's wonky. I did a buttload of reasearch and some fantastically insightful analysis on the fly; the proposed models stand up to the gale-wind forces thrown at them, and it all seems like time wasted. It's not in the long run, but it does not help us to achieve our goals in the short term. I suppose that it did clarify that though.

Sometimes I am freakin' brilliant. Other times, maybe not so much.

Tonight I go home and care for the pets, then nead up to Casa de Bruno to drop off DVDs full of ADR files. We're talking over 8 GB of files, and I had to leave out one scene (wasn't ADR'd, but I did have some sound cleanup and color correction on it) that would have pushed it to over 9.5 GB.

Eventually I shall sleep.


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Mar. 1st, 2006 10:23 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, it's looking like a couple of year scope. Which means we now have to do an alternative that is much scaled back for the next couple of phases of the project...

I'm not seeing this as a bad thing. Too often projects solve the problems of today, not the problems of tomorrow, and rework is exponentially more expensive than analysis. It sounds like you did exactly what you should have: researched, made a proposal for a (dare I say it?) design vision and you can now take baby steps toward that goal.

Without the overarching goal, you'd be fracturing your efforts and in a messier place when it's all said and done. Look at it this way if you don't want to believe me: would you rather scale back your proposal or retrofit an imperfect solution two years from now? (Think: Deere)
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:30 pm (UTC)
It's been one of the driving forces behind doing the larger-scale picture, and largely because of Deere. Funny enough, there are some serious solutions to some of the Deere-flavored problems in what I've put together, and I suppose that's partly because of the problems that I did see there.

The difficulty is that I don't know that the company will buy into a project of that large a scope. It's like everybody knows that we need a redesign, but nobody has really started proposing the architecture (or the scope) for that redesign, and it's bigger than anticipated. That tends to scare the marketing guys and the management guys, particularly when our software team is only four people (one of whom is a contractor).

Then again, four good people can do wonders.
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
Glad the prsentation went well!
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Me too. It was really more of a meeting-- my presentation part was just the first 15 minutes or so as a discussion starter.

I probably need to do a full presentation with powerpoint and the whole works, but it really needs more detail before we get to that point.

It really was kinda cool how the synthesis just made design patterns drop out solidly. When that happens, I know that it's good.
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
fuck, varnmolet, did I not say last night that you are the perfect person for all this?

sleep. you're almost too good for it.
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