I finally was able to emerge from under the large pile of work that has been crushing me on my project lately. Due to an unfortunate confluence of events I ended up holding the baby on two major areas of our project for which the original developer was no longer present. Worse than that, I’ve had to come up to speed on the work inside of a week during the same week that they are launching their functionality. Needless to say that every issue that came up was marked “URGENT, EMERGENCY, CHILDREN ARE DYING” and demanded my undivided attention until the next issue came along. It’s exhausting to work like that for more than a few days and as such my other projects (such as this blog) are in desperate need of some TLC.
Hopefully this will be the last crisis on this project: only 14 business days to go!