Yet this is another fine Friday evening. As usual, Cuppa is blogging while having a beer by his side.
Scope creep is the topic today. This term means uncontrollable changes in project scope.
This happens very often in job because of pointy-hair boss thinks "it is just a trivial change that takes only 3 minutes of your time", but the job blows up and you lose 3 weeks of your time. However our pointy-hair boss is far more brilliant than just adding merely one task on your plate, at that point, you are having a scope creep.
For Cuppa, the scope creep happens when I am drilling deep down into C++. On my way I found a lot of interesting tidbits, like generic programming, pattern design, the STL, and a lot of libraries written in C++. I am side-tracked by all these topics to the point I nearly forgot what my initial intention was to get a better understanding of core C++ first.
This is not the first time scope creep happens to me. For example way back when I was in college, I was studying multi-dimensional calculus, but ended up getting a lot of irrelevant maths books on my way back from library. I would go and get books on topology, number theory, functional analysis, etc. All of those which were (and still are) beyond my comprehension then.
Therefore this time I will concentrate only on the topic on hand, and will put aside all those topics until I am done.
How about my personal life? Well, my mom once again is concerned about my getting a girl friend. At this stage, I already admit defeat of winning MAK over and just let my mom do whatever pleases her. I told her "Whatever, as long as she is a woman, not too ugly, not too bitchy, and can tolerate a nerd like me, fine."