Muli Ben-Yehuda's journal

October 22, 2003

I’m on page 30

Filed under: Uncategorized — Muli Ben-Yehuda @ 12:15 PM

Around page 20 I took a break and washed the dishes; around page 40 I’ll take another break and put stuff where it belongs. No rest for the wicked.

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9 Comments »

  1. You can tell when a project is REALLY bad when…
    …you reward yourself at milestones by doing housework.
    (hang in there)

    Comment by shunra — October 22, 2003 @ 6:07 AM | Reply

    • Re: You can tell when a project is REALLY bad when…
      Finished, by $DEITY!
      It wasn’t that bad. I’ve had to read hundreds and hundreds of pages of technical specifications that were mind numbingly dull. By contrast, this document is popular fiction.

      Comment by mulix — October 22, 2003 @ 6:19 AM | Reply

      • Hurrah!
        …and the house is so clean, too… ::wink::
        (I did that reward by houswork thing while typing backwards, which was a project that took six weeks and much of my sanity last March.)

        Comment by shunra — October 22, 2003 @ 6:26 AM

      • Re: Hurrah!
        Why would one wish to type backwards?

        Comment by ladypine — October 23, 2003 @ 9:05 AM

      • Large piles of pretty green dollars
        It was an awful project. I almost lost my sanity.
        It wasn’t actually typing: the software provided for the project involved doulbeclicking on Hebrew letters presented, ouija board fashion, beneath the text I was translating. By the end of the project, I was starting to dissociate and bits of me were talking to other bits. Without my permission, while other bits typed.
        I was very glad to see the end of that project.

        Comment by shunra — October 23, 2003 @ 12:47 PM

      • Re: Large piles of pretty green dollars
        I sure hope the money was worth it, it sounds like a recipe for madness. Also, couldn’t it be automated somehow?

        Comment by mulix — October 24, 2003 @ 5:29 PM

      • I wish it could have been automated…
        …but since it could not, I just did my part of the job, to the loud sounds of music.
        It was really one of the least creative parts of my career, this project was. Restful, in a way. 🙂

        Comment by shunra — October 24, 2003 @ 5:58 PM

  2. Seems that being on a conference and leaving you all alone cleans the house. Magic!

    Comment by ladypine — October 23, 2003 @ 9:06 AM | Reply

    • you forgot
      the third ingredient – having nothing interesting to hack on. Had I been working on something interesting, you could have left the house and come back and seen me sitting in the same position in front of emacs that I was when you left. Oh, for something interesting to hack!

      Comment by mulix — October 24, 2003 @ 5:31 PM | Reply


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