Friday, October 15, 2004

The week in review

In a week where I didn't have much time to breathe, and where I've driven over 1500 KM, here's a small review.

- Document Warehouse gone Live
My "pet" archiving project is gone live last monday, 315 users hammering down the system. The bad news is that users consider it slow-ish (me as well), the good news is that it is as slow with 2 users as with 300, so it must be something with Apache and/or the front-end part of the system.
- Output Management integration nearly finished
We can now print invoices in every type and format, AFP & PCL (PCL used internally, AFP for outsorced print shop), we're just waiting for the Billing engine to get its act together and start spewing correct data instead of the rubbish it gives us now.
- Great dinner in the Hague, with the most portuguese-like spanish guy I've met, thanks Maria for the lovely empadão.
- Nearly useless chat with some nice chaps in The Hague that - in their wildest dreams - actually thought I had money to spare and invest in some tax-haven offshore fund. They quickly realised that my idea of saving for retirement is more linked to getting to the end of the month with money than keeping 3 months of salary aside for a rainy day. A lot of rain in Brussels, you know?
- CV update time, with some friends trying to get me into Shell in The Hague. Would be just perfect, me says.
- Some discussions with end users trying to explain that when they answer "No" to the "Do you want to install Columbus Viewer" question prompt, they will not be able to use the system. Some of them got the picture...
- Portuguese national team got their forgiveness by beating Russia 7-1, Russia's worst result ever, in the stadium that will host the next UEFA Cup final, Estádio José Alvalade XXI.

Anyway it's friday, definitely not feeling like working too much today. Have a good weekend!

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