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Whoo-har, My First Diary entry.

I'm working on getting a new guideguide 'guide' (collection of microsites) up and running. Realised yesterday that a chunk of Perl which I was trying to reuse from another guide was too specific to be used - lots of inappropriate assumptions about the datastructure hardwired into the code. Came up with what seemed to me a reasonable solution (just rewrite it with a slightly different datastructure) but the owner of the original code got a bit irritated when I asked hm for comments. :?

Still, I've been here nearly five months and I've yet to write a reasonable amount of original code yet - silly considering I'm supposedly a "perl programmer" - so now's my chance to really, uh, fuckup in public.

Sad thing happened yesterday - we're banned from playing music on the stereo, it's headphones only from now on. Originally they were all techno-heads here - however a few of us now have more diverse taste- someone played a couple of cheesy cock-rock tracks ("living on a prayer"?!) more or less as a joke; I followed up with a bit of flamenco (I LOVE flamenco, reminds me I must add it to my homepage here), then the only non-techie in the office appeared on IRC saying "please, turn it off! We only play electronic music in this office!" which lead to all public music being banned. This is a real shame - I enjoy having my horizons broadened by stuff I haven't heard before, but it seems other people are less broad-minded. <sigh>

Right, that's it, back to the xml / mysql / emacs compile/test cycle thing...

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