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My task was to take this perl app and port it to the web. Here was the app being executed in a terminal:
At work, we use a source code control system called CA-SCM (Computer Associates Software Change Manager) formerly called Harvest. The backend is all UNIX shell scripts and Oracle Database but the client is really just a plugin for the Eclipse IDE. Anyway, the idiocy comes in when I tried to check in a file yesterday. I got an error. I clicked “Details” and it gave me the Java stack trace. I was like WTF??? So all afternoon yesterday I waited for Harvest tech support. This morning I had an e-mail that said I was supposed to contact one of the techs as soon as I got in.
The tech and I went through the steps involved to recreate the issue. When we got to the error, he asked me if I’d looked at the output log. I said I hadn’t. We looked and it gave a perfectly rational explanation: “This file already exists but was not checked out for update.” *facepaw* It’s an error I’d seen hundreds of times before but for some reason didn’t twig that I should check the scripting output for clues. Thankfully, the tech was not only a nice guy, but a relative of a childhood friend of mine. So after literally calling me stupid (jokingly), he told me to have as nice of a day as I can under the circumstances.
I went to State Fair just to hang out and look at neat stuff. I saw a jewelry booth that had a nice selection of Masonic rings. I was in the market for a new one since my first ring got lost at work. I saw two nice ones – one for $89 and one for $198. Naturally I went for the $89. The clerk offered me half-price on the $198 ring so I took that one instead.
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That says it all, really.
At work, the only database instance I have write access to is our User Acceptance Testing instance. It’s where we do our preliminary branding workups. I’m rapidly proving myself unworthy of write access.
For a Java Developer position I applied for I needed to write a sample program. Here’s the problem it was intended to solve:
This is what I see when I attend our Thursday afternoon branding meetings.