Saturday, April 12, 2008

This is why I keep my internal emails clean

Every once in a while I will express frustration about a client in an email, but I don't use profanity in emails and chats (these things are logged, too). Why?

Well, while my emails are unlikely to get plastered all over the interwebs, I do realize they can reach a wider audience than their intended audience. Don't forget, the things are discoverable, too. That means the lawyers can get 'em.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Getting the hands dirty

I don't very often write the SAS code to produce tables and listings anymore. There are other people who do it a lot better than I, and I do a lot of other things better than write SAS code. But I've had the occasion to do it recently, and, I have to admit, it's a reminder of why I didn't go down the SAS programmer path (and a reminder of the fact that things really do take a long time to produce, at least correctly).