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Supersonic Cheese!

Our cheese is moving again, though perhaps in a good direction this time.

We've managed to win back a few concessions in our little political war, and now it seems that if we provide a C++ interface to our Java libraries, we will be able to continue to develop in Java. Suddenly I get to investigate solutions for doing this. This is good, but it's more confusion and exhaustion. :/

Still, I am so glad that with this job, I get to leave work behind when I leave. I've done too much work in the tech industry to believe that it's normal to be able to leave work behind when you walk out the door. And my manager does his best to keep our team happy, healthy and sane. (E.g. we're not ALLOWED to work more than 40 hours a week. If he catches you in on a weekend to do something, he makes you take a day off the following week.)

On the amusing side, my visiting houseguest actually kicked her Dark Cloud addiction for a little while last night. This is, in part, because she also plays on the game kieri and I play and admin on, and she was just snagged as a new staff trainee last night. Muahaha. Lots of new files to read and code to learn. However, I hear sad news that she's suffered a relapse today and is once more bonding with my Playstation-2.

And my really cute co-worker showed up with his glasses today (instead of contacts) and wearing his hiking clothes he wants to break in before trying to climb Mt. Rainer this weekend. Good thing we're working in separate rooms today.

Back to JNI work. Looks like VC++ has installed, finally...


The only reason we leave our work behind at the end of the day is because we're hourly. Otherwise, I'm sure we'd be in all the time.

Luckily, I can look at the clock and go 'bye'. I'm glad I have that much at least.. Now I just wish we had the people to do our job. We're short staffed by a person, and have been for the last four months. @_@ Whee!


And a yay! for cute co-workers.


I am of the mind that there is a little Illuminati group which basically oversees us worker drones from some corporate Skies of Arcadia-style floating castle somewhere, and just when it seems like progress is going to be made, they decide to bury actual work in mountains upon mountains of Process(tm). This is why we don't have flying cars, transporters, or a cure for telemarketers. Progress is being held up so the Big Six can LAUGH AT US.

I suspect the same hellspawned demons that caused all this proverbial cheesemoving in your company are the same people who prompted my employers-to-be at ISU to request after hiring me, in ascending order, my SSN (expected), a college transcript (a little unusual, but all it takes is a letter), and as of Monday, three letters of professional recommendation (what the HELL?). This all being POST-hiring requests.

I say, what we do is head to the Himalayas with climbing gear and heavy ordinance. Any takers?