Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Time Estimates

When someone asks me how long it will take me to do something my brain immediately gives me the best case scenario. If I'm being realistic I double that because of all the unforseens that make it longer.

Last Saturday I went to Fry's Electronics with Rob and bought all the parts for a new computer. My estimate to put this computer together was about a week using Sunday and the evenings over the next week. I was going to take my time and make sure that this first time assembly was done correctly and that I didn't break anything.

Rob being the generous genuis that he is came over on Sunday morning and before lunchtime the machine was running and I was installing an OS. This is probably the only multi-hour project that I've estimated that came in so far ahead of the best case scenario. However, this wouldn't of been the case if I'd done it by myself.

Thanks for all your help Rob.

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