In Between Posts, April 15, 2012

I completed Mass Effect 3 last week! I know the internet went into a fury over the ending, but I don’t think it’s the worst thing ever. More on that sometime, as well as a review and an article discussing Shepherd’s role as a character and as the player’s avatar.

If I play any games in the following days, it’ll only be casually. I have a major project coming due Tuesday and there’s still much that needs to be completed. The focus of the class is on an enormous accounting software package: SAP ERP (Systems, Applications, and Products in Data Processing Enterprise Resource Planning). It can track ANYTHING that happens in the company and lets users view it from a multitude of dimensions. Unfortunately, it’s nigh impenetrable. Rather than allowing users to track everything (because that’d be infinitely too much) individuals are assigned a specific task, accounts receivable or asset depreciation for instance. Therefore users handle very specific tasks and don’t understand how everything SAP tracks comes together. The people who understand SAP get paid well – six digit income – but according to my teacher, there’s little understanding of the software. It’s very complicated and I’m stressing over this project, but man will I be so relieved Tuesday.

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