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Posted on Friday, September 17 2004 @ 21:11 EST by r3dux

The weekend cometh… and not a freakin’ moment too soon. You can hit a point sometimes where you just feel – SCREW this. I don’t want to do this monkey-ass work anymore and by damn I might just stop doing it. Permanently.

And then you say yeah, you’re available to come in for 6 hours overtime on Saturday, and yeah, you’ll be there bright and early…

It’s time and a half though, so I’m just gonna keep thinking these mere few hours that I’d otherwise likely spend sleeping and squinting blurrily at Slashdot in my dressing gown will buy me a shiny new 200Gig SATA hard drive…

Or 7,600 penny chews. Either/Or.

In other work related news, I’ve asked about changing departments and that looks like it might well become an actuality… I’ll be moving from the droll and everyday System Integration and Test to the breathtaking and dynamic SUB-System Integration and Test…. Oh yah… You know it.

And what is the end result of this monumental epoch shift you might (possibly) wonder? Less software testing and hardware config. More scripting and software config.

So if the goal is to become a developer in the next year or two, I’m definitely moving in the right direction, as the software config in SSIT is along the more complex side of things, and suitably tech to be a challenge rather than a chore. This is all, of course, in theory.

Throwing some Caribou (changed from Manitoba and link to manitoba.fm – 07/01/2011) on and having a couple of bevs to chill the fuck out and take my mind off work seems like a really good idea about now… So I will. The “Up In Flames” album is spot-on… pretty chilled, but very interesting sound and textures to the whole thing… Looking at reviews shows people saying what an enormous disparity Up In Flames is to his previous album Keep Breaking My Heart, but really I don’t see it. Sure, the previous one is harder edged and more techno (in the nicest possible sense of the word) than UIF, but it’s not like he’s got multiple personalities… you can see the same underlying approach and style shine clearly through each… It’s just a matter of what kinda mood you’re in and what you fancy. A place for everything and everything in it’s place…

There’s a nice, short review of one of the tracks on it, Jacknuggeted, along with links to the video here. (Link dead – updated to point to youtube vid – 14/08/2010)

I’m starting to be really glad I decided to finally bite the bullet and get a page up and running. It’s not like I expect anything particularly incredible to happen with it, the signal to noise ration is near insurmountable – but it’s just good to be able to write down the things that are happening in your world, and be able to share them with any and everyone who but happens to look this way…

It also stops me hanging around on street corners outside Spar ’till all hours, and that can only be A Good Thing.

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