Dispatches from Maine

Just another person of little note writing about ordinary things. That I reside in Maine is icing on the cake.

02 June 2006

Loving Your Job

You know for sure that you love your job, when you start on something and look up at the clock to find three hours have past and it is 11:00pm.  I have been working on the new import architecture for DeLorme's XMap 5.0 products for some time now. Today I have been working on refactoring a class to hide the variance of different schemas while performing an import.  It is not a large class, but the original loader class just leaked across the single responsibility principle.  Time to refactor...  In any case, having three hours just disappear like that is a good sign.  I do love what I do.

Another great feature of my job is the Wednesday lunch meetings.  The company picks up lunch for the development staff and one of the developers delivers a presentation.  Recently we had pair of presentations on Commonality Variability Analysis and an Analysis Matrix.  I had read about this analysis technique some years back and gave it a go, but had a bit of difficulty applying it to the problem I was facing.  The presentation has given me a desire to try again.


At 04 June, 2006 16:04 , Anonymous brian said...

you are so right. Enjoying what your doing and working as part of a team are really rewarding. being needed and apprecaited for what you do is a great thing.

At 08 December, 2006 01:03 , Blogger Stephen said...

Good to see you are still coding up there and loving it after all these years.

Still have the NextOS somewhere in the attic?

Steve Jones


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