Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Makin' it

You know you've made it into the Circle of GIS Geeks when you get a Defect ID number assigned to a bug you found in ArcMap.

Sure, it's caused me numerous extra hours at the office at unsightly times of the wee night as I work around the problem under a tight deadline, but I still think it's pretty cool that I delved so deep into the bowels of obscurity to find a glitch that probably no one else will ever be so unfortunate to bang their head against.

There should be little ribbons under our name tags at the annual User Group conference that say, "Discoverer of Defect ID #####". We could all have a secret handshake, and maybe our own catered luncheon.

Perhaps I should add it to my business card. Or at the very least my cv.

By the way, Dan Hopkins, ESRI tech support guy, is the Grand Funk King for sticking with me for hours on speaker phone as we worked it through. Thanks Dan!


At 8:44 AM, February 02, 2009, Blogger eric said...

is that bug bleeding from the mouth, too?

At 6:29 PM, February 03, 2009, Blogger KZ the Turtlegirl said...

Of course. Don't all software bugs demand a bit of retribution?

At 10:17 AM, March 26, 2009, Blogger SJ said...

I am now singing that rockin' 1979hit "Makin It" by David Naughton. I had to look him up but I remember him being in 'American Werewolf in London' perhaps? As for his song, I'm almost positive there were roller skates involved when he sang it. Thanks for the tune stuck-age

At 10:46 AM, March 26, 2009, Blogger KZ the Turtlegirl said...

SJ, I'm sure you could find a YouTube video of it in all its BeeGees-type splendor. Again, I am awed by your vast knowledge of pop culture.

I, on the other hand, get decidedly un-cultured (pop or otherwise) songs like, "Henry the Eighth I Am" stuck in my mind, where upon I torture small animals by singing it to them in the wilderness.

Crap. Now it's in my head again. Thanks.


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