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Crunch Time

[weather|miserably dark and rainy]
[mood|tired but functioning]

My project goes Gold next week. So, I expect to be buried under a pile of electrons and picking them off individually so that I look presentable at the company Year End party this Saturday.

Yesterday, I spent half the day proving that the source code built a different library than the one the Dev Crew had pre-built and checked into the repository. LOOK PEOPLE!! If I wipe the whole project clean off my harddrive, grab the latest source from the repository, build it in Release Mode and the software behaves differently, then you have an unreproduceable library checked in to the repository. Running it on your machine doesn't count because your machine is not a proper test environment. I even went so far as to prove that the byte comparisons were different. We're not registering DLLs, so that's not a problem - that was the first thing I thought of...

In the end, it was a wacky assert(). They were summoning a monster inside an assert() and then leading that monster into battle. The problem is, in Release Mode, the assert() gets stripped by the pre-compiler. SO THE MONSTER IS NEVER SUMMONED BEFORE WE LEAD IT INTO BATTLE. Fat lotta good an empty leash is going to do you in battle... I'm amazed that got by the Code Review though... =P

*huff* I'm okay. The purpetrating Wizard (he's either a Squib or an Ickle Firstie) is kicking his own ass in the corner. I never have to kick anyone's ass. I just show them stuff and they kick their own asses. I love my job. =)

What else did I do yesterday? I helped my co-worker, Darryl, jump start his car in the pouring rain. He started asking me what kind of battery I had, yaddayadda. I blinked and said, "um... I have a car... I step on the black flappie thingie, I go from Point A to Point B and it works...". =)

I opened Champagne's hood all by myself!! I'd never done that by myself before. I know it's simple enough, but I could never find the latch. Whoever is with me, usually ends up going, "MOVE!!!" and does it for me =D

Husband Guy had to pick up his CompTic (monthly Japanese gaming magazine) at Yaohan (Japanese mall), so I tottered around the Osaka Supermarket. Bad, bad idea. I now have an armload of various Hello Kitty candy/marshmallows that I bought just for the containers. =)

Okay, I'm going to burrow back under my pile of electrons now... =P


Dec. 6th, 2001 02:58 pm (UTC)
And how come you get a whole Japanese Mall? If I sent you a check, would you pick me up some "poky". I just got to find out what they are. This will reduce my level of culture shock when/if I ever get to move to Tokyo.
Dec. 6th, 2001 03:27 pm (UTC)
Sure, I can get you pocky =)

Tell me what kind you want. I may or may not be able to find it (some of the wackier flavours are not imported).
Dec. 6th, 2001 03:29 pm (UTC)
BTW, anything that claims to be "Japanese" (like restaurants, malls, etc.) in Greater Vancouver, is usually run by Chinese anyway, so I'm not sure how authentically Japanese anything is around here. =)
Dec. 6th, 2001 06:08 pm (UTC)
SCORE! Lets keep it simple chocolate and strawberry please. If I could be obtuse enough to request several of each, that would be keen. Send me an email (address is on my LJ bio) and I'll give you my address. Also let me know how much retail, tax, shipping, and broker fees are. Thanks!
Dec. 6th, 2001 06:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I know it's a nutty Christmas season... so don't make a special trip. However, if you could remeber me, next time you're in that area I would be thankful.


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