The Last All Nighter

As a throwback to my old single geek days, I pulled an all nighter for a demo this morning. That *sucked*. It's my fault of course, since I kept on thinking that I was closer than I was and making assurances, then realizing, no, in fact, I was farther and farther away. First I had to skip the Symbian Dev Days because I was going to need most of the day to get it done, then it was 6 p.m. and I thought, just another hour or so, then it was 9 p.m. and I thought oh-oh, it's going to be at least another 3 hours, then it was midnight and I was wondering if I was going to be able to finish by the 6 a.m. presentation... Oh. My. I've got too much grey hair nowadays to be pulling this sort of crap.

Yeah, so unless it's not my fault, I can foresee this being my Last All Nighter. If Ana was here she'd have killed me.(She may still, though she hasn't seemed to notice the N-Gage yet, so maybe I'll get away with this one too.) I mean, all nighters with a group of other developers is sorta fun, etc. All nighters when you're on solo raids to the kitchen for Cheerios at 3 a.m. and wondering if it'll go well with another Coke is just not going to happen any more.

Another nice reminder why Russell was not a particularly good as a single person. I'm going to go today and see if I can find a place to live for my wife and kid who are arriving in 8 days. I think that'll help my ability to concentrate immensely.


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