Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Time Passages

Yesterday, I finally finished up the C++ code to fix the calculation problem that had crept into the new builds of our product. This happened because I've done some massive rearrangement of the calculation architecture so that more things are directly data-driven rather than relying on writing a formula that has to be updated. This is a good change in general, because the data-driven calcs will execute more quickly on average, but it requires getting all of the various rules in the right order.

Anyway, I got the fix in, put little girls to bed, and went to watch Heroes: Reborn with Gretchen. (This is the last survivor of last season's television that Gretchen is actually willing to consider watching.) When we finally finished and were heading off to bed, I realized that I was going to have to port all of the fixes from C++ to Java at some point over the long weekend and if I did it right away, it would stop hanging over me like the Sword of Damocles.

So at 1 AM, I started porting code.

At 3:30 AM, I crawled into bed with the port complete.

Apparently, the old models read successfully, so I didn't mess it up too badly...

This, however, meant that I slept very late today, so we didn't finish up getting lunch until after 2 PM. And when we got home, I set out to finish cleaning out the van, an operation that I had started while waiting for little girls to straggle out on their way to lunch.

By the time I finished, it was around 4 PM and I had badly derailed the schedule for the day.

The van is clean now though.

Julie hates it.

Tags: home, kids, musings, stuff, work

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