August 18, 2003
Remember those paintings consisting of zillions of colorful symmetrical dots that you're supposed to stare at out of focus (or is it in focus?) for a while before some image is supposed to materialize? I can never get those things to work. I swear people that claim to are just pretending. Anyway, it took far too many hours at work today of instant messaging, phone calls, re-explaining, re-analyzing, before the answer, there all along, finally emerged, in that surreal dot-painting kind of way. Our understanding snapped together in sync. Either that or *someone* could have written a non-misleading design document.