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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….