OK, not exactly the most important thing to waste valuable space in one's journal about, but nevertheless interesting, I think.
Things are going better than expected here this week. It's actually been sunny and mild here (nowhere near the mid-70s from back home), and work has actually been going well. I've already got a first cut at the report that I had estimated would have taken 2-3 weeks to develop (I haven't done a lot of development with this language), and it's only taken me four days. Of course, I haven't shown it to them yet, but as I see it, that gives me 1-2 weeks to make it work the way they want it to. I took the "eating an elephant" approach: one bite (byte?) at a time. Get one thing to work, then another thing, then another until it's done. I suppose you could write a book that way, or learn a tune on the guitar, or just about anything. I tend to be a "big picture" kind of guy, and don't typically take the incremental approach to anything. Maybe I can learn from this experience. Ya think?