Estimates are a pain in the ass, but they're a necessary evil. The key to doing a successful estimate is to figure out how long it would take you to write and debug the program if someone were to cut off one of your arms. Then double it because you're a programmer, which that means that you have too much confidence in your abilities, and you'll forget about at least one important thing.
We got a light dusting of snow again last night. The sun was out by the time I got out to my car this morning though, and most of it had melted. After only getting 1" on Thursday night, I'd have to say the past couple of days have been the least horrible snow experience I've had since moving here. The roads (and hence the cars) are frelling white with salt though.
It already is the weekend. Being at work right now, I'm not sure that I consider the weekend something especially special. On the plus side, the management people who have offices near me aren't around, so it's quiet. On the minus side, the overhead lights in my office (and all the offices on my side of the hall) aren't working. Though the translator did just compile (finally!), so it's not all bad.
Hmm. I like DS9, and I like books, but I'm not sure I would actually like them together. Bah, I still have several PKD, Nietzsche, and King books (plus manga!) to read before I consider anything new anyway.
So now we're actually doing the things we said we were going to do in old rants? Guess that means I need to think about the redesign again...