Monday, 28 February 2011

Getting my Bits Mixed up

Wow, what a "fun" day today was!  Started off fine working on a project that we've got 3 months to finish, then bang out of the blue, a system which has been working for several years without intervention started to play up.  The code is sooo old it wasn't rebuildable (without going back and setting up some seriously legacy development tools), so the only option was to look at building a quick replacement.  That turned out to be pretty easy, but getting some of the PDF components installed on Windows 7 (bearing in mind that they were legacy too) was pull-the-hair-out-of-your-bum-cheeks stressful!  Working on a 64-bit system and using 32-bit DLLs caught me out this time, the buggers!

So what started out as a nice development Monday morning, turned into a hell of code migration.

On a lighter note, I've just seen the trailer for Apollo 18 :)  Really?  REALLY?!

I am looking forward to The Hangover Part II although I have low expectations on this sequel. How can you out do the original ... classic!

Anyway, back to the grindstone, more stuff to sort out before Friday!  My plastic Oz Dollars arrived, got my bus ticket too (it's a long ride to Melbourne on the No. 23!)