Friday, 18 May 2012

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

Newt Gingrich said this.

(This is obviously his cousin, Toad Gingrich. Someone is not bad at Photoshop but abysmal at identifying amphibians)

Today is going to call for perseverance. For most of yesterday and a bit of the day before I was occupied with The Most Mind-Numbing Job In The World which is to reduce by half a fifty-five page (tedious) corporate document - but 'keep the important points.'
 It's going to take a lot of today too.

I have come up with a number of ways to speed up the process:
  1. Tear the document in half
  2. Reduce the size of the font to Point 8
  3. Omit every other word
  4. Make the margins much smaller
Sadly, my client didn't think that any of these were very good ideas.


I'm just going to have to get busy...