People keep asking me questions.
Currently my job is asking someone else’s question of as many people as I think I can convince they know something about what I’ve been asked; then trying to compare the information they all gave me and abstract a reply in the guise of an answer for people I have never met.
Also, all our work for this quarterly release was not warranted (meaning authorised rather than reasonable) on schedule so now everyone is pressed for time. There is a lot more contact with people two or three steps removed in the workflow as they try to make time by circumventing the regular channels of communication. Usually I have to tell them I am not the Testing Manager anymore and they need to update their contact list (probably by looking at the electronic document rather than the hardcopy they printed out six months ago).
Shades of Dance.
I saw the Sydney Dance Company perform Shades of Gray
and I thought it was marvellous. As a dance it was excellent theatre: an intelligent adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
, cunningly designed sets, fantastic costumes, and great music arranged well (I want the soundtrack album). And on top of all that, it was a dance. Straight forward ballet choreography didn’t upstage the rest of the production or obscure the story, instead it made a firm base for a clever storytelling thing.
I won the Heroclix game at Charmed Pages on Friday and was even declared last one standing as I had over half the figures on the board when we wrapped it up. Usually my team gets strung out trying to get into battle and are picked off one by one. This time I pulled back my injured troops to be healed rather than trying to finish off opponents and as a result spent a lot of time out of contact and on very few points.
When I did make it into range Greg and Jimbo had pretty much slaughtered each other and Trudi’s legion of mind controllers was using Sean’s team to beat up on Little Simon’s. Everyone’s team was depleted except mine so I sharked some efficient knockouts from Trudi’s handiwork and moved in on the valuable mind controllers. When a fully healed Ulik (six clicks of charging close combat damage) backed up by Lobster Johnson or Rasputin standing next to an Intergang Member (to outwit mind control) knocked out White Queen and Selene in two turns and was lining up Saturn Girl for the same treatment it was all over.
We need milk and toilet paper.