I Can't Take The Heat

Thursday, August 12, 2004
The air conditioner is broken at work and I am now sitting in the world’s only sauna that requires business casual dress. Like a fine Pinot Grigio, I must be properly chilled before I can reach my full potential. It’s too hot here to debug software, so I’m going to blog.

I work in a government technology “incubator” building, meaning there are a dozen startup companies around here and we share a common copier room, common break room, and common conference rooms. The key word here is ‘government’. I have complete faith the county maintenance people feel my discomfort and will rush to fix the air conditioning problems just in time for the first major snowfall of the year.

In other news, I’ve been under a lot of peer pressure lately. Test driven development is a great way to write quality code, but sometimes good old fashioned peer pressure works just as well. Why just recently I opened the latest build notes to look at the list of file diffs. Imagine my surprise when I see:

File Check-in Date Version Check-in By Comment
VisitSearch.ascx.cs 8/8/2004 11:42:36 AM 2 Plall Fix Scott’s sloppy code.
Ouch. Now I have another excuse not to write code. Not only is this room so hot I feel I should be wearing sunscreen lotion, but if I slip up in these conditions my work is subject to public humiliation. Time to find cooler air….

Comments
Plall (aka Poonam) Thursday, August 12, 2004
Hey! It was a joke, you've said worse about my code from time to time. If however my occaisional dig at you, ensures your code is never 'sloppy' again, maybe I should do it more often
Andy Friday, August 13, 2004
Heh. It's been a realy sh!ty week for me too. It's hotter than h3ll here. Then the whole printer fiasco ( which if you think about it is related cause I got the idea from you ). Today I had to rush home from work at 8am and pick up the dog, carry her to the truck and rush her to the vets because she was dying. Cost me 800+ bucks that I really don't have to save her worthless @ss. Did I mention it's hot?!? Your week and mine ought to team up and go somewhere else to wreak havoc.
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