August 21st, 2001

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Today I think is going to be one of those days. I barely managed to make it out of the flat on time - I foolishly forgot to set the alarm but luckily my bodyclock nudged me just in time. I'm now at work and I'm at that stage of "What am I meant to be doing and can I be arsed to find out?"

In a vague attempt to be useful I'm rewriting one of the webtodo CGIs in C cos then it'll be so much faster (it's in perl at the moment). So far it's looking VERY promising and since it's the CGI that gets used the most it'll stop all the lame users bitching about how slow it is.

Of course technically it's not work, despite the fact that we use it at work - it's definitely a personal project. I guess until someone notices and says something it'll beat staring blankly into space.

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Oh my god! I've actually done some work. Admittedly it was a 10 second cut'n'paste job to one of the stats (I don't do stats!) programs and I had to pass the buck because the person wanting the change doesn't have any say in the stats project, but it was still work.

Ironically this task is apparently the most important one out of all the customers tasks. Except that it can't have been that important because they gave it to the wrong team and didn't even think to ask anyone if they could do it first. Oh and I'm not even going to go into the fact that their "list of tasks" isn't their entire list - it's just those belonging to a particular team that has managed to wrangle it's way into a position of apparent authority.

Anyway, maybe later I'll get to change the permissions on a file or something equally challenging. I can but hope.

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Only a few more days to go until my penultimate meeting with Pat and I think I should replicate last months progress by well...um...having done lots of good positive things. Except apart from organising my first ever successful social engagement, this past month has been pretty quiet.

So far my only idea is to think of some life goals. Once I've bought the house and had the final session with Pat, that should mean I'll not have any more. I guess there is the "learn to drive" plan, but so far it's clear that deep down in my subconcious I have no desire to ever complete this one.

Which leaves me at a blank. All of the goals I've been working on with Pat have really been Pat's ideas (although admittedly born out of stuff I've said) which doesn't really help me if the sessions stop. Maybe my first new life goal should be "Learn to think of things to do", but that is kind of self referential as I'd need to do it to work out how to do it - if you see what I mean.

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Grrr. Just had a guy at work complain at me for having the same picture on "my website". He couldn't tell from a distance he was looking at LJ user info page, but even so - I quite like the picture. It's not like I've got any better ones.

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