Pretty witty company name if you know what a ‘head‘ is!
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I turned 30 last Thursday and Leah had thrown me a surprise party after work. Actually it wasn’t a surprise party since she told me about it the day before but she had been organising it for over two weeks, with amazingly long email trails. So throughout Thursday in the office I have to pretend I didn’t know there was a celebration after work. At around 6:30PM, my boss tried to delay me by asking me to talk to him about some personnel issues, while everyone left the office. Then he asked me to go and have a quick drinks with his wife before Leah and I (allegedly) went to dinner.
Of course everyone were in the pub when we arrived and I had to pretend to be surprised! Leah bought a delicious chocolate cake from Dean & Deluca which everyone devoured in the middle of a packed pub. Beer and cake, great combo! The people at work bought me a $50 iTunes Music Store gift card which I’ve already spent some of it this evening. They were trying to get me a electric butter warmer as a joke (or may be not) but unfortunately it is not sold in the US. After a few drinks some of us went to grab some dinner and I was treated with a tiramisu and candle at the end. So I had two birthday cakes! Woo hoo!
Though not really surprised, it was great to spend my birthday differently this year. Most years Leah and I would have a nice dinner with a few friends and that’s about it. It was a shame that only people I work with turned up in the pub. Other friends didn’t managed to join us due to work commitment or whatever.
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At exactly midnight, Dec 13th, 2005 is the moment the devil (a.k.a. ReSharper 2.0 build 210) has taken over my Visual Studio 2003 and eats up all the CPU cycle.
Fortunately, my weapon of choice (End Process in Task Manager) is adequate in slaying the devil, for now…
Last Friday I was, half-jokingly, called a code snob. That was probably due to my continuous bitching of bad code in our project throughout Thursday and Friday. I know it is true so I will wear that label with pride! I just don’t understand developers who will write bad code that works but not refactor them later. I can understand write bad code initially to get a understanding of how the code needs to work first, then afterward refactor into nice clean code. I did that many times myself. But just leaving those badly written code once it is working? ARRRRGGGHHH!
Leah made a comment about my previous post about bad code before she jetted off to London. She said even though she didn’t understand what I was talking about she thought it must be like an English literature graduate reading a badly put together English sentence.
I think that is a rather good analogy for the non-programmers out there.
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First real snow this year. About 2-3 inches already. Hopefully more today.