I’ve been experimenting with highlighting. It seems to be working ok. My test subjects have not known what I was testing yet have given good feedback.

There have been a couple of bad opinions out of the Ninth and Hawaii’s supreme Court. Makes me angry to read them.

Casinator is on hold right now.

Last Friday, a client contacted to tell me they had a situation. I asked if the client was down or did I have 30 minutes for lunch? I got my 30 minutes. I got back to things blowing up. Turns out that it was more urgent than I understood it to be.

That took me into multiple meetings, hours, and hours of fixing, and it is still going on. I’m in the process of learning another programming language, while attempting to get documentation for a software package that has been EOL for more than 15 years.

Lots and lots of fun.

Thank you for all the great comments. I feel bad when I dump 3300 words on you guys, then realize that I’ve culled that from 50,000+ sometimes and I guess it isn’t as bad as all that.

Have a fantastic day and a better weekend.

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4 thoughts on “Friday Feedback”
  1. I know I commented previously on the highlighting. The new version looks much better/clearer. Thanks for that!
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    One of the hardest things for me is to pare (or downright cull) a text-wall into a single-session-readable article, without sacrificing anything important. Even so, they often end up being what Kevin might classify as an “Uberpost”. 3,000-3,500 words is a big bite, but still a bite. And if you started with 50k+, you cut out 93% or better and still kept the significant points — no easy feat!

  2. Hmmm…. FORTRAN jobs on punch cards?? 😉

    (Yeah, I know, waaay over 15 years ago!!)

    And, I agree with the other posters.. I think the 3000+ word posts you are producing are VERY appreciated, and well done…

    1. I read your comment and had to read my post again. See, one of my first jobs at University was writing a custom bit of software in PASCAL for a PDP-11 to create a virtual punch card machine. The client had been using three little old ladies at punch machines working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, typing historical records. One line of record per card. Then, once a week, the data person would wheel 20,000+ cards over to the computer center to read them in.
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      That was the year I was also teaching Assembly and FORTRAN V to students.

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