Yeah, I guess I'm happier this time working rather than running. I am going to escape at some point Sunday for a run for me. I haven't completely decided what route, but I'm leaning toward doing the Devil's Butterfly. If I'm feeling strong and social, it'll be posted on the CCRunners calendar by Saturday evening.
Unfortunately, since I'll be at the race until 11 or so on Saturday, and my office is within walking distance, and since I have some data consolidation to do, I'll likely work a good part of Saturday afternoon. For some inexplicable reason, the various databases I am now interacting with each have their own table of employees. The same people are identified in multiple databases and tables, essentially with the same information. My initial proximal task, since I chose to accept it (Jim Phelps reference anyone?), was to provide a meta-view of the information contained in the different databases, but in a cohesive, single view.
But since each user is identified in different databases, with different IDs (and not a primary key in sight), the former proximal task has become distal to merging common, employee data into a single source, and fixing all the stored procedures to do the lookups. Oh, yeah, and crawl the data and update all the existing reference IDs to the new ones. Sweet, eh? Maybe in a few weeks I'll get back to what I was initially tasked to be doing.