The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House

My brain is going to disintegrate and ooze out my ears...

weather: mostly sunny
outside: 18°C
mood: 灰心/安寧
We're down to 7 QA out of 31 staff. Everyone in QA is working on one giant onCrack(); project. I am the sole exception. I'm left to do every single other project the company takes on. But I'm happy about this. I'm being spared the intense horridness of that foul pestilence and I'm thankful.

In our department meetings, we do status reports of all our current projects. In the last meeting, I ran half the show. The other half was a big bitchfest that I sat there just giggling at =D

Since yesterday, I've been ghosting and re-ghosting ten thousand Windows platforms all day. One of my projects has to be delivered as an installation package. It has to work on multiple Windows platforms and one release of Windows can have multiple Service Packs, each of which have to be tested. We only got two new Co-ops for the summer term and they're both on The Big Project™.

It's tedious. There's a lot of hurry-up-and-wait in between actually doing stuff... Wait for it to shut down; wait for it to boot into PC DOS and run Norton Ghost; wait for the entire installation of Windows to be created; wait for the ghost image to be restored; reboot; wait for Windows to boot up; do that over and over.

Some of the images had some minor corruptie-glitchie thing in it, so every time I restored a broken one, it gets detected and I have to wait for chkdsk to run, fix the stupid NTFS inconsistency thing and restart itself. I opted to recreate ghost images of the broken ones, who knows how long I'll be at this...

I flip back and forth a few times to troubleshoot and that's my whole day.

But I'll count my blessings to be left out of that apocolypse that the rest of them are working on. Although, I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep that up. One day, they'll show up in my office with a Mac and I'll know that's it, I'm sucked in.


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