The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Glutton for punishment

Four months ago I attended a Drupal users group and I was underwhelmed, so I'm finding myself in a rather odd position—I'm giving a technical talk about Drupal at the 2010 Florida Drupal Camp tomorrow (Saturday—at <shudder> 10:00 am! Oh bother!) about the work I've done on “Project: DoogieHowser.”

I'm not sure what prompted me to volunteer for the presentation, other than misery loving company and a chance to rant about the sheer silliness of the project (or maybe just the guilty feeling from writing about that Drupal users group a few months back), but hey, I get a free trip to Orlando and other than the unholy earliness of the presentation, it shouldn't be that bad.

And besides, what could possibly go wrong with Smirk and me being out of town at the same time?

I should know better than that

“Oh, Sean,” said Smirk. “You know better than that!”

“I know, I know.”


Bunny warned me about asking what possibly could go wrong. Bunny and I encountered heavy traffic leaving the Boca Raton area, and I-4 was almost, but not quite, a parking lot at 7:30 pm.

But even that wasn't the issue. Nope. At 11:00 pm Smirk knocks on the hotel door. Apparently, one of our customers decided that tonight was the perfect night to rework their entire network and needed our help.

Head, meet desk.

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