Friday, November 30, 2007

Snow Saturday?

Right now they are saying there is a chance of snow Saturday. Nothing major, might not even have anything stick below 1000 feet. Then Sunday it warms back up to 50 for a high and next week the high's will be in the 50's.

That's fine with me. While I enjoy playing in the snow, it's usually too wet to do anything and a major annoyance for driving. Mostly because too many people don't have a clue how to drive in it, and then there are the idiot's in the big 4x4 trucks who think they can do anything. Sure, they might have traction to go anywhere but they still have to stop.

When it does snow it makes me happy to work in IT. I just put on my sweats, slippers, turn on some nice music, and logon from home. ;)

No one understands...

Yesterday I was working on making a program run automatically when someone changed an order status. I could have found the code that runs to update that field in the database - and there are probably several programs that update that field - but I decided to add a trigger to that field in the database.

Now anytime a change is made to that field, some code will run looking for certain conditions. If those are met then this other program will run. I've done this before, but it has been a long time and wasn't remembering if it would work how I wanted.

It did. I was thrilled. Jumping out of my chair thrilled. Hands in the air as a sign of triumphant success thrilled. Others here in my IT department wanted to know what made me so happy. I told them. The reply was, "And that's a good thing, right?"


Sometimes it's so frustrating when you do something really cool and no one understands how cool it is. You want to share it with someone, have them jump up and down with you, high-five, do the jump-in-the-air-chest-slamming thing. Oh well, in my mind I did that and enjoyed it a lot. haha

Too long between posts

ARGH! My was going to post at least once a week this year. I was going well then got busy and next thing I knew several months went by. D'OH! I'm going to try to get back on my schedule of once a week.