Archive for August, 2009
It’s Friday again, which draws another week to a close.
This week, I have been mostly hacking away at Freecycle stuff – I made the mistake of finessing my complexity estimates for the current Sprint down, so the total amount was reasonable. As such, I’ve had to do more work than I probably continue to maintain, but in short bursts it’s actually quite nice to stretch the metaphorical muscles a bit. A rewrite/code cleanup turned out to be a lot more work than I expected, and this really put a strain on the deadline. I would have had to do it sometime, and clearing technical debt rarely gets any attention when users are requesting features, so having to get almost half of that section done this fortnight is good progress. I feel guilty at promising to deliver certain things at certain times (especially as I effectively set my own deadlines) and failing to achieve that – I let the users down, and I let myself down.
So, with all the Freecycle fun, I haven’t managed to make any progress on any of my own projects. Never mind.
Was good to go swimming this week with the kids – Alfie’s really taken to the water now, which was a bit of a worry in the past. It’s approaching harvest time at the garden farm – carrots and tomatoes, onions look almost ready. Something keeps munching Alfie’s pumpkins before they can grow, which is a bit upsetting for him.
Got my parents coming up tomorrow – off for an all-you-can-eat buffet and spend some time with the (grand)kids. Hopefully Sunday will be a quiet one.
And, of course, I’m sure I’ll be doing yet more Freecycle work – just keep getting sucked in whenever I go online.