A whole lot of thinking again. Most of it not very useful.
Some about the code I've been writing for work, and how it
*should* be done .. somehow I can't seem to avoid building
an abstraction layer between server & database. The naming
has something to do with that, of course. The primary table
has 115 records, all of them with nice 'comprehensive' names
like 'f0' through 'f114', and most of those not used.
Unfortunately, I can't throw any of the empty fields away
because the code is depending on the order in which they are
returned from a 'SELECT * from ..' query. And that, I might
add, across multiple tables.
There are more big mistakes in that code of course, but this one is the biggest pain in the rear of all of them. Still, since this software is on the roll to be axed I am reluctant to 'do the Right Thing (tm)' simply because that might take more time than the remaining lifespan of the project.
Yesterday was nice. I spend my evening watching the last six
episodes of Angel season one. Yes I'm a fan. Unfortunately,
I might add - Angel was supposed to be a badly done ripoff
of Buffy the Vampire Slayer -
but it's not. Not by a long shot. I never have been that
addicted to a television show in my life, let alone two.
Both of them have this 'let's plain ignore the beaten path
every now and then and do something truly original' quality
that's hard to find anywhere else. Having watched this part
of Angel for the first time, I am still amazed at how well
it was done. It might just be me but I have this feeling
that Angel might turn out to be better than Buffy in the
long run. With Angel I have this 'the possibilities are
Yes I'm addicted. Hopefully it will subside a bit in the next few days or I'm not getting any work done..