March 14th, 2002 - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal

March 14th, 2002


Gods DAMNIT but I fucking *HATE* MS Word.

Blasted shitheap has just decided it knows how to format my document better than me and has removed the default settings.

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery...

But this is a bit cheeky - they may well link back to my site, but they don't acknowledge that they're filling their own page by cutting and pasting my data.
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Yes, it's the daily "contact lens" post

Right eye... 20 secs or less.
Left eye... bloody ages - it kept flipping out, which I can only assume means that it was inside out. But how on earth do you tell? They look, to the untrained eye at least, completely identical both ways. What's the secret? Can you actually put them in, inside out? How do you tell if you have?

Answers on an LJ comment marked "The remains of Wechsler's sanity" to the usual address.

Update: The left one's fallen out at some point and my eye feels extremely uncomfortable - so I've taken the other out and am back to glasses. With the luck I seem to be having at the moment I'm very tempted just to give up on the blasted things - which is unfortunate, as I was keen on getting the cosmetic ones.

UPDATE to the update (about 5 minutes later)
No, it hadn't fallen out, it'd slid around the eyeball and was thus concealed near the tear duct. Just had a blinking fit and it fell out. Itched like hell, but of course now I'd taken the other one out and binned it, thus totally screwing today's evaluation.

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So what went wrong?

It was all going so well... I was feeling fairly happy, motivated, getting work done. And now I'm just sitting here randomly flipping windows. Argh.

Well, MS Word has a lot to answer for. I'm a moody bugger when I'm stressed, which I have been recently. And it can flip on the most trivial of things. So when that broke my flow earlier, it was going to take something to get me back to some productive level. Having to stop to put my contacts in didn't help either - and they do seem to work, while I can keep them in. Nor does looking back and seeing that I made three posts in an hour doesn't really bode well.

The problem is that this job relies very heavily on maintaining a stream of thought for a very long time, or being able to switch into and out of it rapidly. And it's hard to force yourself back into the mood, but that's what I'm going to try and do now.

*yawns hugely*

It occurs to me that going out for some fresh air at lunchtime might be a good re-motivational tool.

Update: I've just been told I'm "far too practical". By a Senior Engineer.
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