75 - First day on a coding job

First day at work today! My impressions, looks as if it may be an interesting summer. I don’t know if I’m going to get to do any real UI design work, so a disappointment in that respect. On the positive side, it looks like we are going to get to do some of the meaty stuff rather than being stuck with the boring tasks. My first item is to design a transparent method of storing user UI choices over sessions. There is a usrOptions table I noticed, will have to check tomorrow if this is the table to use. I think this will also involve updating the user creation scripts and so on to make sure that the defaults propagate in a reasonable way. I think the main challenge inherant in this is to find out how the system all works and fits together. Once that is done, I don’t think it’ll be so bad to add in the stuff I want and move onto maybe more interesting bits!

I also picked up my Harry Potter book 5 before work. I was a bit early so I went to a cafe and opened it to have a quick read. However, I just got to the end of Chapter 1 when my reading was curtailed by three women arriving and proceding to have a loud conversation on the book. So I upped and left, and got to work a few minutes early. Not really a problem. May be nice to go to the coffee shop in the morning for half an hours read. Have to see if I can be bothered to get up in time I guess =)