Thursday, April 24, 2008

turn me around, pick me up

found this on the internet while taking time out from javascript. i dont like javascript much. i like sausage pizza cheese pasta sushi. i think i have a great great greatest grandfather's sister's neighbour's teacher's sheep's owner's cow who's of italian japanese heritage and somehow it rubbed off me.

The Dictionary: what engineers say and what they mean by it

Major Technological Breakthrough
Back to the drawing board.

Developed after years of intensive research
It was discovered by accident.

The designs are well within allowable limits
We just made it, stretching a point or two.

Test results were extremely gratifying
It works, and are we surprised!

Customer satisfaction is believed assured
We are so far behind schedule that the customer was happy to get anything at all.

Close project coordination
We should have asked someone else; or, let's spread the responsibility for this.

Project slightly behind original schedule due to unforeseen difficulties
We are working on something else.

The design will be finalized in the next reporting period
We haven't started this job yet, but we've got to say something.

A number of different approaches are being tried
We don't know where we're going, but we're moving.

Extensive effort is being applied on a fresh approach to the problem
We just hired three new guys; we'll let them kick it around for a while.

Preliminary operational tests are inconclusive
The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.

The entire concept will have to be abandoned

The only guy who understood the thing quit.

Modifications are underway to correct certain minor difficulties

We threw the whole thing out and are starting from scratch.

Essentially complete.
Half done.

We predict...
We hope to God!

Drawing release is lagging.
Not a single drawing exists.

Risk is high, but acceptable.
100 to 1 odds, or with 10 times the budget and 10 times the manpower, we may have a 50/50 chance.

Serious, but not insurmountable, problems.
It will take a miracle. God should be the program manager.

Not well defined.
Nobody has thought about it.

Requires further analysis and management attention.
Totally out of control.

The project is designed for high availability.
Malfunctions will be blamed on the operators mistakes.

This project has low maintenance requirements.
We wouldn't let the technicians change a light bulb, much less fool around with our baby.

The software is being developed without excessive process overhead.
The documentation will be written in clear and lucid Chinese.

The delivery is scheduled for the last quater of next year.
This leaves us plenty of time to decide who to blame for it being late.

Friday, April 18, 2008

how could i think of turning back

i am confused.

sometimes i just don't understand myself. other times, too well.

james asked me today if i fixed my phone problem. (my bluetooth was cacat-ed so i sent it for repairs)
i said yeah, and told him it was the software problem and they changed and upgraded it.
he said, "So it wasn't my fault."
i laughed.

i always blamed his phone for my bluetooth malfunctioning cause i paired with his phone once and ever since then, my bluetooh died-ed.

i have no idea how to write an english report for a questionnaire. it's friday night, i havent started, the report is due monday and i'm going for badminton tomorrow. haha

i'm still confused. it's hard to identify rush of feelings.

i just. think.

"God is great, but sometimes life ain't good, when i pray, it doesn't turn out like i think it should, but i do it anyway."
Martina McBride

Monday, April 07, 2008

this is my rite of passage

this week is not a week to look forward to and all my coursemates definitely share the same feeling. this week is the week we have so many assignments, presentations, reports and tests to prepare for and complete, that i didn't want to wake up monday morning.

even with the heavy workload, we made time to go to mid valley on monday not wanting to miss out (actually failing to resist the temptation) on the promotion sushi king is having. however, we rushed through everything, pushing the speed limit as we raced home for, what else, work.

i have to say, i have been totally blessed with good assignment groups throughout this semester, and this is the semester with the most group assignments. today is friday. rest assured, my weekend will be spent in university preparing for presentations and a lot more.

next week will not exactly be an ideal week, but the week after next would be an extreme relief even though finals are on.

How can we keep drinking in God's blessings but fail, or rather refuse, to use it for His glory?
all the time.