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ETA = now + NaN [Jul. 28th, 2009|12:05 am]
Beemer
I was at work until 8pm this evening, and I've been doing stuff this evening as well. (I had to bring my keyboard home to fix it, since I couldn't find a Phillips screwdriver at work -- not that I looked very hard, mind you.) And I had to punt completely on this project timeline estimate and ask for a discussion about it instead, because I can't figure out how to combine "3 to 8 working days" and "completely unknown, plus 1 week" into any kind of total that would show up on a calendar.

So this week has been looking a bit doomtastical.

But if all my looming tasks turn out to be as technically infeasible as the one I just bounced back to the lead, it may go flying by in no time...
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[User Picture]From: dcseain
2009-07-28 06:21 am (UTC)
"3 to 8 working days" and "completely unknown, plus 1 week"

I feel i may have spent too many years in software support and interfacing with developpers. The above-quoted bit parses for me as "Somewhere between next month and three months down the pike, depending on what ancient evils i stumble across as i work, updates to follow as appropriate, now go away and let me work, deadlines be damned."
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[User Picture]From: sunsmogseahorse
2009-07-28 12:17 pm (UTC)
And thank you for reminding me that I need to bring a Phillips screwdriver to work today. And some Simple Green, sponges and a razor blade. My new office needs some love.

I hope your week goes well, bear. What's with the crazy schedule?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-07-28 01:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's just a bunch of things randomly converging, as they do...
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[User Picture]From: snowninja7
2009-07-28 07:19 pm (UTC)
So you couldn't lay hands on some vodka and Milk of Magnesia either?!?
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2009-07-28 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Somebody needed to say it.
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[User Picture]From: snowninja7
2009-07-28 11:52 pm (UTC)
You were asking for it!
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