Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Back to work, back in back hurts

Since coming back nearly two weeks ago - this is what I have been doing:

1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

Yup very exciting stuff, data entry is. I type this kind of stuff, maybe from 10'ish till 4'ish (taking away time for Google'ing, emailing, procrastinating, etc etc). It is still very potent stuff even with stimulants - try it one might just be your cup of tea!

Just when I thought nothing could be worse, it seems there's something called Data CLEANING. You know those 0's and 1's - I might have accidentally typed say 9 instead of 0 in my infinite concentration and so will need to be corrected. Really fun actually I can see it...hunting through an Excel spreadsheet from A till FD (yeah A-Z=26 columns, AA-AZ another 26, BA-BZ yet another get the idea!)

I can't believe I actually kinda miss those days during data collection - I guess that's why reminisces are usually misguided. (That's not to say I didn't enjoy any part of it - the clinical part was good!)

And now my back hurts - too much bad posture staring at those beautiful ones and zeroes.