Browse Month: November 2004

Well, first part is over, more to come

First part is over, the client was introduced to the new working web site. Of course, there will be some minor issues and bugs and there will be some things to fix and so on, but nevertheless – it’s WORKING!

On the same note – let’s hope I will be able to survive the stress of having more clients 🙂

Pretty hard to run a shop when you’re half-blind

Well, that’s what happens when you get a corneal abrasion. In simple words – scratch on the surface of the eye. Painful as it is, the eye gets red, the area around gets red, like you got a punch in a face, you can hardly open the eye, bright light hurts, pretty much all you can do is lay on the bed with your eyes closed and wipe the tears. Actually, after time that gets painful too, because the eye is built in such a way that it supplies tears to damaged zone for as long as it hurts. And that means at least two days. So after two days wiping the area around the eye gets red hot. Ah…

Sad thing is when you can’t get to work you slightly loosing grasp on things. Recovery is not only painful (since you have to put various drops and some of them hurt too), it’s also stressful, when you find out that designer went to vacation without letting you know, programmers were celerating some weird russian holiday and messed up with code, clients worried about their web sites are gone head hunting. It’s a shitty thing, when you get sick for five days. I can only imagine what happen to other people who got drafted to do an army tour (that’s 12 months). They had to shut down their business and start from the scratch upon return.

Some citations well worth citing

/usr/games/fortune

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
— Isaac Newton

In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side with the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
— Gerald Holton

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
— Hal Abelson

In computer science, we stand on each other’s feet.
— Brian K. Reid