heard from andrew. c'est son anniversaire demain. hes out of work. i have been getting news of layoffs from different sources. its almost like its that time. i remember the pressure of being out of work. thats one good thing about the 3rd world, things are a little more secure and steady (dont ask me how, i dont know). we are not (not yet at least) pressured by the idea of suddenly loosing your job (to outsourcing or to a recession). the absence of pressure of having to prove yourself because theres relatively few in the country who can actually compete ... there's another good thing. we're the big fish, in the small pond.
je vous présent mon groupe au travaille. hearti (the project lead), lasky, lloyd and me. au debut, je ne pense pas très bien du groupe mais maintenant, après une an c'est un peu bien. The gears of change (of what we want to improve) has started. the push for CMMi will, i am certain of it, increase quality and productivity. i cant wait. i know a lot of people will disagree.
je penche à croire que j'ai faire un bien impression avec les groupe et le management. I had trouble at first, I have to admit it wasnt easy. but i think ive gone a long way since last year.
in projects i found myself doing a prototype along side with OOP design to know how good or bad it is. to check the designs strength and weakness. especially when designing error (abnormal paths). incidentally, when the boss disagrees with OOP design opting instead for, what seems to be a practical, but cowboy approach. i do it anyway because i know it will become apparent which is better.
j'ai vu le film henry VIII en télé. henry is not so bad defying tradition (the institution of marraige) where it not for his weak willed betrayal of anne boyenne, his second wife, the mother of elizabeth, sending her to the guillotine for not producing a son. anne was captivating. she was outspoken articulate and knowledgeable in the court. im not sure if she was french but her brother was. no wonder elizabeth grew up to be a woman of strength too. she also defied tradition, having proceeded without a husband dispelling the myth of women needing to marry at all. now i know better to to think it was because of her father, henry.