mv -f directoryOne/*.* directoryTwo
is NOT the same thing as
mv -fr directoryOne/ directoryTwo
One of puts some critical data files into the directory I’m about to zip for deployment. The other puts some critical data files into the directory I’m about to zip for deployment… and clobbers the identically named data files already there. Can you spot the difference? This addled Windows programmer did about two seconds too late.
Despite the three hour minor setback I believe I’m going to make my launch target. Yay for building some slack into the schedule.
Well, I faxed in my contract to eSellerate today. Unfortunately, the convinience store charges for the fax by 12 second increments and their positively ancient fax machine took 8 minutes to transmit the 10 page document. 2000 yen = $17.20! Thats almost a third of my budget, and while I’ll make it up on my first transaction it was rather irksome. This brings my total expenditure to date to $32.22 (I also paid Google’s non-refundable $5 deposit for an AdWords account the other day, and the first payment was $10.02 to GoDaddy.)
Well, unfortunately, I succumbed to a bit of a crunch time mentality even though this is supposed to be a non-crunch activity. I just had a burst of energy (partially due to the drugs I am taking to stave off this cold, I think), and ended up working 9 hours on Friday instead of the 6 I have been allowing myself. This brings the total time spent on this project to something in the vicinity of 45 hours, not including the daydreaming I have been allowing myself at work.