Ahhh... it feels good to be back among the land of the living. I've been knocking myself out during the last 3-4 weeks to get a software test plan pounded out. It is due today. I just e-mailed the (hopefully) final version to the guy who needs to read it about 30 minutes ago. Now, I don't exactly know what to do with myself... I should go home. I worked 13 hours yesterday, 12 hours on Monday, 14 hours on Sunday, and 5 hours on Saturday. With today's 6 hours on the job... I think that already puts me over 40 for the week.
One of my colleagues had something nice to say about me yesterday. He said that he really appreciated how glad I was that I jumped in to take care of this test plan. He said he would have just said "screw it.. it can wait until the next release", which would have been a VERY bad thing to do politically. He also said that he would likely be insane right now if he was forced to put the test plan together... which it is very likely he would have.
It was at this point that another colleague from Japan jumps in and says "In Japanese, we have an expression for that... we call it a 'human pillar'." While I was busy conjuring notions around this of mighty Atlas holding up the Cosmos, my colleauge continued "...a human pillar is what you hide behind when you want to dodge the bullet... the pillar takes the bullet for you."
Well, I guess that's me... just another target for target practice.
on 2004-09-29 at 2:43 p.m.
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