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Stressed (Vlog 3.14)
Posted Apr 9, 2009 - 12:05:43

So it's only two weeks until No Brand Con 2009, and (as convention director) needless to say I'm stressed out. Everything's on schedule mind you, but it doesn't change the fact that things have still been incredibly tense. It's Crunch Time all over again.
Music in this entry is "Priceless Too" off of the Lt. Snorkel album I put out online a little while back. You can download it if you like, listen to it, or do neither. It's up to you.

There's a slow, but steady stream of things I need to be doing constantly. On Tuesday night we printed out and sent all of the preregistration confirmation letters for No Brand Con over at Towers. The process took a while, but not as long as it has in the past. The nice thing about what happened is that I wrote an expansion in PHP to our online registration system that auto-generated the letters for this year. It took me an hour, mostly because I borked a line of code at one point and had to hunt down the error, but in the end it was worth it as we can now use this same system for next year.

I can't believe people were manually cutting and pasting each individual document in previous years. Dear lord that must have taken forever.

The system isn't perfect, but for the most part it worked great without a hitch. I need to make some modifications to it, as I hard coded a few things I normally wouldn't in an effort to write it quickly and get it running fast. I forgot how much fun it was to work on code like that though.

I need to write a new web app or something.

In any case, things need to get done, and they will get done because I will get them done. Life moves in a generally forward direction, and I have to keep up.

What other choice do I have?
- Traegorn

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