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stuntpilot99 ([personal profile] stuntpilot99) wrote2012-01-05 02:44 pm

New Year is an improvement ...

So after yet another year best forgotten, I had a nice finish to the year...

1) [personal profile] fenjer sent Xmas in a Tesco delivery van - well Xmas pud, alcohol and a few other carefully chosen bits. 'Twas touching!

2) [identity profile] dragged me over for New Year - beer was consumed, I slept (sheesh). Also had some random photo me in the pub for the cardinal sin of looking "just like my boss" - poor boss!

3) Chap who gave me the insanely small Perl job of a few weeks ago has now given me a Java desktop app to create, being something he started but never had chance to finish ages ago.

Turns out that the framework on which it's based is no longer supported, and the "finish it off and add in UPNP" has now become write it again, properly. :D

I have no idea how long it will take, but I've a bunch of frameworks to figure out, and get sort-of competent in.

No mention of price has been made, but I am sure (from his track record), that it will be a fair rate for the size of work done (regardless that it might take me 2x as long due to much Googling).

Figure it's going to take me 3 or 4 weeks. We shall see.

Don't actually care either, as it provides a nice, achievable focus for my efforts to get sane employment once again. And as he's already a referee...

To add a more usual grumpy note, I'm happy to see Google have discontinued Desktop Search - used that all the time - even though it's been effectively orphaned and unloved for years. :(
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[personal profile] nilo 2012-01-06 04:30 am (UTC)(link)
So I read the whole work stuff with keen interest and empathy, but the part I can't seem to stop focusing on is that someone sent you liquor! You have a fabulous friend!!!

[identity profile] 2012-01-05 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Fenjer is lovely :)
Glad to hear you finally have a bit of regular work coming in too.

[identity profile] 2012-01-05 09:11 pm (UTC)(link)
d'aaw! thanks!


[identity profile] 2012-01-06 03:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Indeed she is - but we mustn't tell her or it'll go to her head! :)

Hopefully I'll manage to keep the momentum going this year and end up with something half decent again.

[identity profile] 2012-01-06 10:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Excellent news on the getting some work front mate.

Here is to a productive 2012 and getting the bike back on t'road!