Things continue to progress on my project. Today is my last full day, as tomorrow afternoon, I fly back home. We’ve made good progress on the issues list, and I’ve fixed all the things that I can fix, so far, plus we’ve put in a couple bug reports to the software vendor, in the situations where I can’t fix something.

Additionally, the technical documentation is finished. Unfortunately, my technical employee contact is away, this week, because I’d really like to have him review it before I leave, but I can always make some changes after I leave if he wants them (off the clock, of course, since I’m “done” with the project). All the other documentation, such as the issues list, is almost up-to-date, with there being a few notes people have handed me that I just can’t read, so I can neither add them to the issues list nor try to determine whether there’s truly a problem or not. All I have to do is figure out who they’re from and get them to tell me what they wrote. Of course, I have no idea who they’re from, so that’s the first hurdle.

Overall, things are going along pretty smoothly and it looks like we will get a signoff, even though it will probably be conditional. We might not actually be able to get the rerun of the two failed test scripts before the signoff meeting, and it’s too hard to reschedule some of these types of meetings, so people might agree they’re satisfied if the test scripts run clean. They’re always good for their word, here, so that’s not going to be a problem.

On a side note: Earlier this year, the group I work with moved to a new, ultra-high-tech building. Our security badges were beefed-up with a facial recognition that is now required as well as merely scanning the badge. The facial scanner didn’t like my face. Of all the people standing in line to get their face scanned, most people were in-and-out, pretty quickly. I was there for 20 minutes. When I went to actually use the system, it often took me a number of tries to get in, and I got tired of hearing the system snarl “access denied” to me, over-and-over!!! (it speaks when it doesn’t recognize you; success is noted by a “ta da” noise) Finally, on this LAST trip, they must have upgraded the software, because it accepts my badge and face the first time each time, now. NOW that the building recognizes me, I’m leaving. Oh, the irony of it!

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises

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