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Denise ([staff profile] denise) wrote2009-05-11 08:27 am

weekend tales from the front

* Friday, I hit my "oh my God" wall. Caught up on account-related problems, then spent the morning/afternoon knitting and catching up on TV; spent the late afternoon/evening going out to dinner with Sarah, then seeing Star Trek. Barely touched DW all day. It was glorious.

* (Speaking of Sarah ([personal profile] sarah), she deserves mad props for not only doing beautiful work with the payment support queue, but also for being the one who runs up to the bank for deposits for us.)

* Then I slept through the entirety of Saturday. Oops.

* We actually got through all of the backlogged account-payment related problems on Sunday! This marks the first time since launch. Go us.

* This weekend, we passed 700 resolved bugs. \o/

* This weekend, I got a card from my mom's best friend wishing me congratulations on a successful launch & business venture. It included the line "I'll admit that I have no idea what you're really doing, but I'm proud anyway!" This cracked me up more than it probably should have.

* Now it's time to go up to the bank and deal with them (it's my turn this time), and then come home and write the Monday update. Who's got news?

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[personal profile] wide_worlds_joy 2009-05-11 12:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Congratulations honey! I'm proud of you. No news from me.

Happy mother's day to you (as in you are the mother of Dreamwidth)
Edited 2009-05-11 12:36 (UTC)
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[personal profile] sami 2009-05-11 12:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Sleep ftw! And all that stuff.


My news is that I am awesome. And I solved a whole bunch of my problems today. And NO REALLY I AM AWESOME.

But it's okay, so are you.

Try not to drown in work, hey!
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[personal profile] athra 2009-05-11 12:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Taking a day off from DW = good for you! Make sure you don't go too crazy :)
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[personal profile] beckyzoole 2009-05-11 03:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, icon love! May I take it, with credit?
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[personal profile] miss_s_b 2009-05-11 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
You're doing great. DW is doing great.

* hug *

It's amazing how quickly this has become Home. I have difficulty navigating when I go back to LJ now, because DW is so much more intuitive. Yes, there are little niggles still, but they are minor specks on a huge ocean of Shiny.

You are awesome, and I, for one, am hugely grateful to you guys for doing this. Thank you.
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[personal profile] delight 2009-05-11 01:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Your icon, I love your icon – I also absolutely love the rest of your post. :)
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[personal profile] mrshamill 2009-05-11 01:45 pm (UTC)(link)
I finally had to show Mark (the hubby Mark) the Ada Lovelace Day post that went around (I think Jenn cross-posted it), and pointed out that THESE THINGS, DW and the OTW, were where the money, MY money, was going, and why I was busy, why I had been talking things up and being vicariously proud of things and persuading our lawyer to put things in wills that made her blink (but agree to).

So he read it and HE blinked (several times) and said, Oh. I didn't realize you were involved in this. To which I replied, well, no, not really, but damn, I'm certainly proud to be on the periphery of them and to know the women involved in them, because they're incredible women.

Then he nodded and said the Mark equivalent of 'cool' and went back to whatever he'd been doing. And that, m'dear, is extremely high praise from him. So consider yourself lauded.
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[personal profile] thistleingrey 2009-05-11 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad you got some downtime and rest! (Hey, it's important.)
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[personal profile] sixbeforelunch 2009-05-11 02:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll admit that I have no idea what you're really doing, but I'm proud anyway!"

Hee! That cracked me up on a (crappy) Monday morning too.
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[personal profile] cloverdew 2009-05-11 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Denise, you rock! Seriously, that Friday and Saturday were nothing short of extremely well-deserved.

Good luck with everything today!
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2009-05-11 03:09 pm (UTC)(link)
so glad you got some rest and a break.

i got no news, which for me is good news. :D.
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[staff profile] mark 2009-05-11 03:26 pm (UTC)(link)
News: suggest that anybody who hasn't imported yet or who had trouble should try again. I'm fairly certain we're good for everyone to try again who was having troubles.

Also, maybe we should announce the mailing lists being closed in favor of people being on the site.

I think we should give out more invite codes, too.
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[personal profile] luludi 2009-05-11 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad to hear you got some much needed down time! You deserve it =)
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[personal profile] gaspodia 2009-05-11 03:48 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm glad you managed to squeeze in a little "You" time - you've all been working your socks off to give us this shiny new toy and very much deserve a break!
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[personal profile] beckyzoole 2009-05-11 03:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Good for you for the down time! For some reason, I didn't realize you were a knitter. What do you have on the needles?
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[personal profile] beckyzoole 2009-05-12 12:36 am (UTC)(link)
I need to get to a Hobby Lobby and pick up more sugar & cream. I love my LYS to bits, but it doesn't carry anything so prosaic.

Mystery Projects are fun! :-)
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[personal profile] zarhooie 2009-05-11 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
News: possibly redirect people towards the various official communities?
All is well in support at the moment.
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[personal profile] sara 2009-05-11 04:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Good. You sounded like you were wall-hitting, there, and there is a time when one must step back.

We went to see Trek on Friday, too. *G*
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[personal profile] mutantenemy 2009-05-11 07:31 pm (UTC)(link)
This weekend, we passed 700 resolved bugs. \o/

Zang! That is impressive!

So is your morning/afternoon knitting. :-) I spent 6 hours yesterday geeking out to my sci-fi DVDs and knitting my current project. It was rather lovely.
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[personal profile] paxm 2009-05-11 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'll admit that I have no idea what you're really doing, but I'm proud anyway!"

LOL! Line of the week, for sure.


[personal profile] ellenp 2009-05-11 09:53 pm (UTC)(link)
And she's a media specialist at the middle school!
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[personal profile] rosebee 2009-05-11 11:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Sleep + Star Trek + a day away from work = A glorious-sounding and very well-deserved day off!

I also went to go see Star Trek this past weekend and LOVED it!!
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[personal profile] dr_r 2009-05-12 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
There's a reason it's called "recreation", as in "re-creation" (of self, energy, ideas, etc.) I'm so glad you got some!

Also, it probably gets old hearing this, but--- thank you for making this place for all of us. I'm so excited about the possibilities of DW; I've spent a truly astonishing (at least to myself) amount of time exploring here and thinking about things I can do! (My DWJ profile is now part of my "business" email signature file--- I think that says it all!)