I had my annual performance review yesterday. It turned out well, but they changed the review form this year so you have like 50 different [redundant] essay questions to answer. When all was said and done, with both my answers and my manager's answers to all the questions, the form was 26 pages long in single-spaced 12 point Times New Roman.
That's like a novel.
When he put the finished form on the table in front of me, I thought it was a magazine. It's huge. Crazy. I know the review process is in a constant state of flux, so hopefully they'll flux a few of the questions, at least the redundant ones, out. Yow.
I'm still working on the stuff for the next version of Solvent
. It's going to interact more with the Windows shell, though, which is all low-level stuff, so I'm having to go back and re-learn C++ (and, subsequently, the managed extensions to it) so I can interface my C# add-in code with the shell. It's turning out to be a lot more difficult than I first anticipated, though, and I'm learning way too much about how the shell does things (or doesn't, as the case may be) and the C++ required to mix managed and unmanaged C++. I've had a couple of people at work look at it and they've offered some general help/direction, but no concrete examples or solutions. I'm even considering farming it out
. I'll be glad when it's done.