Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Work or not work?

Someone said to me yesterday that I spent a lot of time solving technical problems and must be tired.

Recently I finished a loan disbursement application for the financial aid office at the college I work at. It grabs all the students loan disbursement information, packages it in to PDF files, and mails the files to the students school email accounts.

There were technical bugs, but things worked out and I ended up replacing a system that was originally running on Cobol and doing line printer output with a nice neat form. Now that it's done the application is working and people are saving money on printing and postage costs. (5000 letters is a lot of stamps!)

I feel like I didn't do any work, I just had fun.

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