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Denver Fabrics sent me an email. They're having a sale on knit fabric. I love knit fabric. I love making dresses, sweaters, tops, skirts, pants, and basically all the things.  

I shouldn't buy fabric. I have a lot of fabric. 

But I have all these patterns. I have patterns I've tweaked over time to fit me exactly. I have patterns I've never tried. I need fabric for these patterns.

I shouldn't buy fabric. I have far too many projects already in progress.

Did I mention how I have patterns? And ideas? 

Maybe if I only buy fabric for specific things? Would that be okay? Maybe.

FABRIC!!!


(Also, this week's Myths and Legends Podcast episode is awesome. Go listen to it!)

WOOOOOOO!!!

Oct. 5th, 2016 02:59 pm
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IT'S DONE! IT'S DONE! THE BIG PROJECT ON WHICH I STAKED MY REPUTATION AS A USEFUL SOFTWARE DEVELOPER IS DONE!!!

IT. IS. GLORIOUS!

AND DONE!

It's probably not as thoroughly tested as it would have been had I gotten it done far, far earlier in the dev cycle, but it does exactly what it claims to do. I have enhancements, sure, but it's READY FOR THE WORLD!

EVERYONE HAPPY DANCE!
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Thanks to a stellar performance on my final programming project and the good graces of our professor applying a very, very slight curve, I'm sitting at a 4.0 GPA. EVERYBODY HAPPY DANCE!

I've received my official assignment for my Werk Conference of Doooom cosplay. During the massive Tuesday night shindig, I'm the Queen of Hearts! OFF WITH THEIR HEADS! I don't have to be QoH the whole week if I don't want to. I have permission to be both Cheshire and White Rabbit if I so choose. MWAHAHAHAHA! Now to negotiate with my official costumer and buy bunny ears.

Kid birthday party is Sunday. I have a Google Doc with lists of things to do, find, clean, buy, and prep. This is how I roll. Our allergy-friendly menu will be hot dogs (Emi only), chips, fruit punch, and sno-cones. I'm tempted to make some Rice Krispy treats, just to have something in which to stick candles. I have face paint, glitter tattoos, DIY bouncy balls, sidewalk chalk, and the entirety of the park to run around in. And lures for the Pokestop that's next to the shelter.

I've spent nearly an hour and a half on the phone with a customer that's not mine. I'm the expert they need, though, so I'll stay on the line. I am both the voice of reason and the voice of experience. They're at a better place now than when their tech manager called me in a panic, so it's all good.

My EC Boom!Box is on the way. I'm SO EXCITED to see what I get! Mystery makeup!!

I'm listening to the Iron Druid Chronicles again. I'm on Hammered and things are starting to go horribly wrong for Atticus.

As always, I have too much to do at work, but I'm doing okay with it so far. So far. We'll see how the rest of the week goes.
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I had a dentist appointment. Nothing new is wrong. They're having me come in to have a very old filling replaced before something goes horribly wrong with it. Since I have dental insurance, I'm okay with this plan.

The rubber on my Fitbit is starting to pull away from the hard plastic display. I checked out the Fitbit forums to see what to do. Unanimously people said, "Contact Fitbit support. They'll send a new one." So I did. And they are.

I haven't started packing for Dallas yet. I'll do that tonight, I guess. I haven't contacted any of the people I know down there. Feeling guilty about that, but after an overnight shift and long days, I know I won't be good for much. I should, I know. But....am listening to anxiety brain. Not good.

I've bought more musical soundtracks. Now I can listen to Hamilton, Repo! The Genetic Opera, and Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. There might be something wrong with me.

My hair is shorter and super cute. I can pull it up off my neck in a very small ponytail and the layers on my face look like anime. Super-duper adorable. Also, my stylist is still jealous of my henna. Apparently I'm not supposed to get as good of results with it as I do. I am an anomaly. I am okay with this.

Downwood is sick. I'm leaving town tomorrow. And the kids are home on summer break.

I'm kind of sick to my stomach, but that could be the extra coffee talking. And the lack of water. I'm feeling better today, probably because I got almost enough sleep.
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Transcript of chat log with my husband.


Sabine
Also, I had a meeting with my TL. Everyone I work for/with had nothing but SUPREME PRAISE for me.And he gave me a cup of very good coffee
and I taught him how to troubleshoot (that thing that I'm good at but hate)
Downwood
hehehehehe
Sabine
so he thinks I'm even more awesome
Downwood
well done ??
Sabine
did I mention he gave me coffee?
because he gave me coffeeand he's okay with me continuing to balance my workload and do the things that I like and I'm good at and EVERYONE LOVES ME OMGI need to go get food before my stomach lining dies in protest
Downwood
go eat ??
and congrats ??
Sabine
all the energy
ALL OF IT
Downwood
hehehehe
you've earned it. every last bit of it
Sabine
oooooooh! German chocolate cake roll!
CHEESE AND CAKE!
Downwood
??
Sabine
This is all going on my blog, btw. Because, really.
Downwood
absolutely
Sabine
And pumpkin pie bars! DESSERT FOR LUNCH!
Downwood
all praise the coming of november and the end of october
Sabine
Okay. I go. :D
Downwood
because nothing good happens in october
Sabine
ALL HAIL THE NOMS!
Downwood
hehehe
Sabine
Damn skippy
YAY NOVEMBER!
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A couple months ago, one of my customers escalated a bit of our functionality. They decided they hated the way it currently worked and needed it to be more granular. Immediately.

This is the same customer and the same bit of functionality that sent me down there on 40 hours' notice in October. Seriously, Friday morning they said "YOU MUST COME DOWN AND EXPLAIN THIS". Friday afternoon we had tickets. Sunday we flew down. Monday and Tuesday we were there explaining things. (Then I came back and immediately went out on bereavement for Grandpa's funeral. Yeah. It was THAT week).

So, naturally, I went through our processes to get this change made. Based on where we were in the release cycle, I told them they wouldn't get it until the end of the Summer, assuming everything went well. They said fine.

Then comes June. And they flip out, demanding to know why they don't yet have the change. Sigh. So I worked with the R&D dude and we said we'd get it retrofitted to them by the end of July.

So I've spent the last two weeks working on the retrofit. The trick with this is that the setup to actually test the changes is a BRUTE. It took me about 6 hours to get everything set up just so I could test 3 lines of code. Bastards.

I am finally victorious. All my pieces seem to be working and in place. WOOOOOOOOOOT! Not only did I NOT throw my computer through my window, I made something cool!

ALSO, the piece of code that got held up because someone put really bad build in the QA environment, revealing a deep structure badness with our reporting code? The QA team FINALLY agreed that the really bad build. We're going to set up a check for folks to make sure they're not doing something similarly crazy, but this thing is DONE!! I was able to send it to a customer who really, really wanted it! Woot!

And I got here really early, so I'm going to leave early. Nyah.

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