This past weekend I had a good friend in from out of town and a project deadline rapidly approaching…so I had very little free computer time to play with my own interests and projects.
In fact, the deadline for the Bowker project I’ve been working on was today (but got pushed to tomorrow)…so Sunday night I was working until about 2am, Monday I worked at the office from about 8am till 9:30pm, and today I did about the same schedule…
Normally I wouldn’t be doing quite the rush and crush…but last week the project went from a team of 3 internal developers (including myself), and 2 external developers…to just me and the 2 external developers. The external team is not always available…so the past few days it’s been mostly my responsibility to make sure we hit this deadline…
In the end this all means that I’ve been spending enormous amounts of time getting to know a number of systems that I probably won’t/can’t reuse…and there isn’t even that much from the experience that I can grep out to share with you all here (well that’s not entirely true as I’m sure there are a handful of rants I could really pour out from all of this).
Of course they do pay me pretty well for dealing with this type of thing, so I guess I can’t complain too much…and after all I do like a challenge!
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Kevin has a day job as CTO of Veritonic and is spending nights & weekends hacking on Share Game Tape. You can also check out some of his open source code on GitHub or connect with him on Twitter @falicon or via email at kevin at falicon.com.
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