o/~ ...morning at nine o'clock as the day begins... ~\o
They just don't look the same in a font where the tilde is in the middle, rather than up top. Ah well
Draft autosaved at 9:00:02, so I guess that's as accurate a time as I've ever put in 'print'. Upon realizing a unique usage of language of mine, recently, in work documentation, I thought I'd come by here and make a note of it. :) But, I guess that means I should do some sort of catchup with life, too. Sigh. :)
Unlocked post here, for a change, so I'll recap back a ways. Found myself in Lansing, MI, the end of August, 2005, taking on a contract job with EDS for some work on Medicare software. Kept it going for six months, bringing lcanady
out from the left coast to share. We've both moved on from there; he to full time studenthood, me to working full-time for the contracting firm, on their backoffice infrastructure; puts me into a mostly MS house, but, I'm surviving.
Renting, since sarianastar
and I got out here; first in half of a duplex that was fairly sad, now in a full house that some friends met initially online had to leave behind; we pay their rent, take care of their lovely old Golden Lab "Dusty", and they maintain what needs to be done. Eyes down the road on buying it, but..one never knows. Been here just over a year now. Making headway on bills, and on gathering together everything that is 'ours', which has been strewn across the universe. Life, is good. Need more humans around, need more cash around, but, when those are your only complaints, I believe that counts as 'good'. :)
So, the majority of this job is in supporting code that provides access and interoperability to the sales, service, and consultants that my employer Analysts International
employs. There are a few applications that need to talk to each other, and there's the extensive web interface that provides access to resources and information, including things like Time Entry, HR benefit information, and every sort of form of which you can think!
Most of this is done in the form of Web Services (Best definition I've seen of a Web Service: An RPC communicated with HTML via SOAP), which are all a new concept to me. Well, not a new CONCEPT, but new for me to implement and have to design or work with. Luckily, not EVERYTHING has to be a Web Service. The current project I'm working on, has a number of components. One of these is a non-Web Service...one of those things you can see listed in Windows if you hit Start/Run and type 'services.msc'. So, I decided to refer to it as a "Machine Service" in my documentation, and my naming of locations for storing code and such.
I thought this made sense; it's a service that's accessible only on the one machine, not over the Web. This morning, I was looking over my documentation and such, and I thought, "Gee, just how much is this used, as a phrase", and summoned onto me the Search-Fu, and started poking. 10 minutes later, I was astonished; I could not find this phrase used, anywhere, in this sense.
Quite a few places where it was part of something like "Vending Machine Service" of course. But the only even partially-compatible usage was in lists of programs that were running on a machine (as in someone posting a list when wondering about viri on their machine), and there, it was more of a list of words rather than a phrase (various programs marked "machine run" or "machine service" or "per-user run").
So, I thought, document, use, and reuse. :) So I have. :) Back to work :)