austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,

I run the whole works here at Coney

There are many things I am not; one thing I like not being is a braggart. Unless you're comically pompous about it to the point of self-parody nobody likes you for it, and even if you are being comically pompous about it you have to keep a high enough standard in whatever it is you do that people accept you're not a horrible person for this trait. However, there are times when one's performance in a task deserves some bragging. Thus please consider yourselves warned.

I am a programming genius. Thank you.

This is yet more of that work-related stuff. The core of it is that the vast recoding that I had wanted to do, and which I started doing Tuesday late2-morning following extended discussions with my boss, went extremely well. I handicapped myself to start by trying to finally make sense of something called Master Pages (an Asp.Net tool designed to make it easier to separate things like how a web page shows your navigation bars, headers, advertising boxes that are pretty rote and subject to revision from your actual content that should be regularly updated but stable in substance), but swiftly overcame that and well ...

Starting with pretty near a clean sheet I had reproduced nearly all the functionality of my old code in brand-new, considerably sleeker, considerably more obvious and elegant code by the end of Friday. Oh, I've still got some nagging stupid little problems dragging me down, and there are a few features not added yet. But all that time spent learning how I should have coded my project has paid off in a massive way and I am feeling awfully good about this, thank you. You may all now bow down before me.

Trivia: ABC television paid two and a half million dollars for the broadcast rights to NCAA football, as well as a package of other college sporting events, in the summer of 1954. The network lost an estimated $1.8 million on sports that year due to its inability to secure sponsors. Source: Inside ABC: American Broadcasting Company's Rise To Power, Sterling Quinlan.

Currently Reading: Thomas E Dewey And His Times, Richard Norton Smith.


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