On Friday night, I'm busy working away. I figure, "Hey, Maybe I won't have to come in this weekend". Lots of things are getting done and my bug count is next to zero (seriously, by next to zero, I mean one ... which is the number next to zero ... but I digress). So I settle in for a casual weekend.
Then on Saturday the phone call comes in.
See, we're doing the localization ourselves, but QA is in Dublin. Apparently there's a problem with the build. And, me being the social creature that I am, people have a way of getting a hold of me. So I come in on Suday to get fixes in place. But wouldn't it be great if I could have done this from home?
Well, the problem is, there's no way for me to actually be able to do this from home. Sure, I can access network resources from home. Well, I can't, but that's a network issue that will just take some time to resolve. That's a trivial problem to resolve.
See, the problem is, I'm working on a console project. More specifically, a PSP project. So in order for me to test the problem, I'm going to need access to an actual, honest to god Dev Kit in order to make the changes and see if they'll work. Sure I can re-compile everything here at home, via remote access, but I then have to burn a DVD and physically place the DVD into the dev kit.
That's not going to happen from home.
So here I sit, on a Sunday, waiting for a build to finish. So I can put the DVD into the Dev Tray and see if the build works now.
And for the record, it doesn't.