Getting Down To Business

Things to discuss before I forget:

  • Microsoft read only file sadness
  • Random honking guy I am going to blog about because he was mean D:
  • MUG making
  • PURPLE FEDORA
  • HIKING
  • AUGH I’M LEAVING FRIDAY

And now I will do these things out of order. HOORAY. Maybe I will even delete this list. Eh who am I kidding, I’m leaving it here. I always do that. I won’t edit this. NOPE NOPE NOPE.

So anyway. Things that happened. Yesterday was a cool day in which I hiked! I also went to a paint-your-own-pottery type place and painted a mug, which I will have pictures of soon. And bought a purple fedora, which I do not have pictures of. YET. It will happen eventually. Purple. Still have trouble quite believing that. XD

More tiltshift because why not. It looks kinda cool. And everything is so very vibrant!

More tiltshift because why not. It looks kinda cool. And everything is so very vibrant!

This is called the quarry, and it had the best rock chairs. Sarah is the rock queen in her rock throne. :0

This is called the quarry, and it had the best rock chairs. Sarah is the rock queen in her rock throne. :0

Tomas, one of my colleagues from Windward framing the excellent view we had. :D

Tomas, one of my colleagues from Windward framing the excellent view we had. :D

YEAH. Sassy in my rock throne.

YEAH. Sassy in my rock throne.

More pretty nature :D

More pretty nature :D

So before I launch into other things, man. Today at work we started our real project – data sources. It felt immediately overwhelming, and I was feeling like I didn’t even know how to start. For several hours. I was filled with doubt and suddenly scared. However, finally in the afternoon (with a bit of guidance) I found a direction. And then I found MORE UNRELATED INANE PROBLEMS. Well, some of them were less inane. Trying to follow instructions that use vocabulary you don’t understand, for instance, is not inane, but a legitimate problem. More inane was more computer restarting without asking. And also A BUG WITH MICROSOFT AAAAH D: I feel so betrayed.

So it turns out that in Windows XP and beyond, there’s this bug that Microsoft refuses to acknowledge in which folders have their attributes marked as unread (under properties for a particular folder the read-only box is filled with a blue square). The bug is that this can’t be undone. You change it and then when you go to view it, VOILA! It’s back. The attribute read-only status doesn’t really do much generally (except slow down the loading of folders if there’s a lot of read-only ones), but in this case it was straight up preventing me from doing what I needed to, and all the hacked together quick fixes (which have a low chance of working) failed me. Ach! With some guidance I got around it after an hour or two or three of googling and trying things and tearing my hair out. But I got it, which meant I could connect to my data source and tomorrow I can try and do real things. Thank goodness. Nyuuuuu. It was a bit stressful, but there was also a lot of silliness that went on that afternoon to counter-act it, so it’s okay. The morning was stressful though. TT_TT

Eh not actually going to write about random angry honking guy. Well, in short, he was mad because I STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT before making my right turn. Um…I legally have to stop, regardless of the fact that I have room to go. Calm down. Seriously. Then he passed me and voila, I ended up right behind him until I turned off the road. It didn’t get him anywhere to honk at me and rush around me fast as he could. We got to the places at the same time. Some people are quite silly that way.

And lastly for tonight, Friday I go home for a little over a week. Wow. Back to Washington. To see my brother graduate! And to see my Grandpa! And everyone. I may actually have written almost exactly this in my last entry. It simultaneously feels like I’ve been at Windward for only a short time, but also that I’ve been there a while. It’s flown by so far, but I also just feel so comfortable with the people. It’s odd, but good. I think I’ll miss them while I’m away. But not enough to detract away from seeing my family. :)

And apparently Kingdom Hearts 3 was just announced. I wish I had the appropriate console a lot right now XD Maybe one of these days.

And lastly, THIS.

I expected this to be a pun, but...it isn't...o_o

I expected this to be a pun, but…it isn’t…o_o

I don’t know what to make of a thing called “egg strategy”. I keep expecting the clever to suddenly jump out at me but it won’t…what the heck would an egg strategy even be…if you have a clever for it do share…or even a non-clever would work 😀

Anyway, to another day and waking up early for exercise!

~Wendy

 

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