Breath a sigh of relief
I can finally breath a sigh of relief. Last Wednesday, after 8 months of hair pulling and head slamming, my senior project team delivered our software along with all of the documentation, to our sponsor. Had a bit of a last minute crunch because last week I had also just moved into a new apartment, and did not have internet access (thanks Comcast), so I was carting my computer back and forth to my old place to get online. After staying up til 2am Tuesday night, barely able to hold my eyes open driving home, we delivered and demoed the project to our sponsor and they absolutley loved it.
While many people probably hate the end of a project when it is crunch time, I kind of morbidly like it. I enjoy staying up to 2-3am coding until I can barely hold my head up. Or putting 12 hour days where all you do is work, sleep, work sleep. It sounds like hell, but mainly like it because of the feeling of accomplishment afterwards. I take pride in the things I work on, so at the end of the project, when it is finally done, delivered, and working, I kind of lean back and just say, “yeah, I did that. I work my ass off, and it rocks.”
Some other hot news was that there was a small expo on .NET at CSU Sacramento last week, featuring talks by Erik Meijer (think I spelled it right, sorry) and Ted Neward. Was really interesting. Also got a community preview copy of Visual Studio 2005. Haven't been able to play with it yet, but want to see what we can add to nGallery for when it comes out. :)