I again relaxed a bit last two weekends and didn’t publish a reader chit-chat. Welcome readers, I can’t thank you enough for sticking with the blog. I often write craps, I admit. But not always and intention is never to write a crap.
The project I talked about in past weekly chit-chat is now making my life miserable. It was supposed to happen that way, as we were not given much choices to decide on the delivery date our-self, it was given to us by the upper level leaders. We ramped up resources like anything but, still we are short of hands. And, when you hire a new resource, existing resources get stressed because of additional up-skilling tasks they need to perform.
If you are not in computer software industry, let me tell you the last-minute mad-dash is a constant feature in every project and in every company, starting from Microsoft to Google. Developers and testers spend literally their 24 hrs in office during some critical deployments. Yours truly spent quiet a few such days in office in 12 years of working life so far.
We are gearing up for the D-Day which is in the last week of October, to be precise, October 25th. This is the reason I’ll miss second financial blogger conference in Denver. This was a huge opportunity to meet up with other financial bloggers and to learn from them.
I was really looking forward to this one to meet people I have interacted with for close to two years now. Let’s hope next year I make it up.
Great reads around the web
This is a selection of articles I read and enjoyed this week. You may find them useful (and at least one, mouth watering)!
Some cubicle exercise tips to increase your fitness, very useful for me, who needs to be back in shape.
A narration of how we get in to student loan trap, at Get Rich Slowly, the blog.
How to view programming without cable connection at Frugal Dad.
In between all advice to reduce cost, here’s one advice to increase your spending on 5 items.
How much are you paying to look good? is a question raised by Call me what you want, even cheap.