Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維

Today is made of ... fail

I spent four hours today trying to do a simple XML post to the site at work. I thought my problems were that I didn't understand the naming conventions for the fields (because I was working with a foreign language site). I dug and I dug trying to figure it out.

Then it turns out the tool I was using was in fact the problem: it was incompatible with that website (something about only being able to do XML posts via SOAP for those of you who know what that means). Apparently what I had been trying to do to test it would have worked with any other website except for that one. So I spent hours and hours futzing with the data I was trying to put in (once I got something I thought would work), trying to make it exactly right (and thinking, surely I've just missed a little thing and that's why it's not working), and I was TOTALLY wasting my time.

I've accomplished almost nothing today. At least shadowdaddy and I went out and had a lovely lunch at Pu's Brasserie, the Most Unfortunately Named Restaurant In Central London (I even mention the possibility of "pus" brasserie until I looked at their URL), and lunch was really, really good, with a stunningly generous mixed appetizer starter in addition to the main (and no extra charge for rice).

I am now waiting for the videos of Hillary singing, "Soy un perdidador..." to come out on YouTube, but I think she just can't handle the concept.
Tags: qa geekery

  • A busy day for my theater blog

    I just added about 6 shows that I saw and reviewed in September 2007 to my theater blog. I also added (and wrote) my review of Phedre at the…

  • Which is better?

    So I'm trying to decide against two different icons, taken from the "I'm Glad I'm a Boy/I'm Glad I'm a Girl" book ( this illustration, about the…

  • Online networking good or bad for you?

    There's an article with a nearly complete lack of data behind it on the BBC site today that claims that online networking is harmful to your health.…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 1 comment