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November 11, 2008

and suddenly, I'm behind on a lot of things

So the quarters going along and la la la it's fun and creatively inspirational and gee isn't this cool and then... slam. All of a sudden all these things are due.

In the next two weeks I have to:
Finish my feature script (about 50-60ish pages left to write)
Finish my one act play (about 15 pages and a ton of polish)
Figure out the new script I'm writing with the producing student (I had a long meeting with her today and just finished writing a new treatment. I will have to write this screenplay during winter break. Fun Fun!)
Prepare a presentation and final paper for another class I have
Write full character breakdown from my 30 minute TV comedy show, and also a first episode outline.
Continue to go back and forth with the Indian developers to finalize the iPhone application.

It can be pretty taxing. But better than doing nothing I suppose...

Annoying little Indian developer story. Our Indian developers sent me our content database, because I was going to make corrections to the way it was displaying apostrophes, quotations marks, and hard breaks. I was told to replace apostrophes with \' and quotations with \" and put a \n whenever I wanted a line break.

I didn't have a program to open the database they sent, and when I told the developer he sent me a link for a program called mySQL lite.

I took a ton of time to go through all our content and make these changes. It was not easy, very time consuming, mundane busy work. I send him the updated database. He writes back, "Because you used the mySQL lite program, you didn't need to add the \',\", and \n. Please remove them and resend. "

!?#@##$

What??

I had to spend another bunch of time now removing them! He said that the directions he gave previously were assuming I'd use some other program. But they sent me the program I used! I shake my fist in the air at them.

Anyway, that's another thing I just finished.

So I was on campus from 11 am till 10.30, got home, worked on the treatment and database until now (2 am) and now I finally go to bed. Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride.

Posted by jason on November 11, 2008 05:02 AM

Comments

now you know why some companies are finding that using indian resources isn't the "plug-in" experience that they were promised.

Posted by: peaj on November 11, 2008 10:13 AM

I think it's funny that you wrote, "Annoying little Indian developer story" like we ALL have annoying little indian developer stories to share...

But that is SO annoying to have to go through and re-do everything--hopefully you won't have any more annoying little indian developer stories to share--or at least not for a good long time.

Posted by: Jessica on November 11, 2008 11:14 AM

the little Indian story reminds me of the song "10 Little Indians"

Posted by: josh on November 11, 2008 11:35 AM

How little was this Indian?

Posted by: Ian on November 11, 2008 06:59 PM

That WOULD be annoying!

Posted by: kathiek on November 11, 2008 08:25 PM

Ha Ha - I made funny, no?

Posted by: Indian Developer on November 11, 2008 11:59 PM

No, Indian Developer, you made it very annoying for Jason!

Posted by: Jessica on November 12, 2008 12:39 AM

The title of this post reminds me...

What happened when the butcher backed into the meat grinder?

He got a little behind in his orders!!!

Posted by: Funny non indian on November 12, 2008 07:48 AM

Find and replace???

Posted by: Mike on November 12, 2008 05:33 PM

You'd think so, but NO! mySQL doesn't have that functionality.

Posted by: jason on November 12, 2008 05:34 PM

haha "funny non indian"
you are funny and inappropriate.

Posted by: shane on November 12, 2008 10:02 PM

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