Wednesday, April 04, 2007

The developer and his dog

I shipped an alpha release this morning after working like a dog yesterday to solve a half dozen deployment issues and a huge crasher bug I found when testing yesterday. Yes, I was working like a dog. Or so I thought...

Then this afternoon I was reminded by my dog that I was working like a nutty human. The moment I realized I was not working like a dog is the moment I heard her snoring at my feet in the middle of the afternoon while I was coding like a crazy man.

I reserve the right to rethink this, but maybe in my next life I can come back as a dog who gets to sleep all the time between the moment I scare the ducks and squirrels out of the backyard, and when I take time to train the humans to throw me a rubber toy. What a life she has going these days.

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At 4/04/2007 10:44:00 PM, Anonymous Jamie said...

One of our cats likes to curl up and sleep next to me whilst I frantically code.

I continually think to myself: "Well one of us has got this life thing sorted out."

At 4/06/2007 04:15:00 PM, Blogger Andrew MacNeill said...

Actually, our dogs force me to get out of the office on a regular basis to take them out!

So they actually help me exercise!


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