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28 January 2004 @ 09:54 am
Small Things  

- Taking a hacksaw to a program and making it 1) make sense, 2) follow coding standards, and 3) follow good object-oriented programming practices. I am experiencing indescribable joy at the thought of being able to completly decimate this poor little program and make it "better". Pity the program. Rejoice with me.

- Writing a standards and procedures document for development work in my area. It's been needing to get done. I've been asking to do it for years. Well, screw it. I'm fed up with not having it, so I'm going to damn well write it. Cope.

(Yes, writing a tedious and detailed document prescribing rules that will govern my every coding keystroke makes me happy. I'm a freak, but at least I -- and hopefully everyone else -- will be a consistant freak.

My project manager came by while I was in the middle of defiantly writing down some standards. In a fit of pique I told him that I was going to do it and screw everyone who wouldn't give me permission to take the time to get it done. He was delighted, and said it was an excellent idea. *falls over in shock* I've been saying this needed to get done for YEARS and no one would let me do it. Now I'm suddenly brilliant for doing it. I'd be pleased that someone recognizes that it's a good idea, only I've just been too pissed off about not being allowed to implement standards for so long that now I'm just... perplexed.
Taerieltaeriel on January 28th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)
"Better"? Komtrya?

Congrats on getting to finally do an SOP. I agree with you that it is ludicrous that there was not one before now, and that they wouldn't even let you do one when you asked/volunteered to take care of it!