Where has the time gone?
In my last post, I included the aspirational goal of making one of these posts monthly, maybe. In fairness, I didn’t really commit to it very convincingly even when there were no stakes and I was full of that fresh just-built-a-thing energy.
Anyway, in the time between now and then, there have been many general changes in my sphere, both from a development and personal standpoint. I figured it would make sense to just write something down here even if there wasn’t much interesting to say for the sake of getting things moving here. I am, as always, afraid of disappointing my fanatic readership of 0.
So, quick highlights from the last few months:
I figured out why Steven abruptly stopped working! He queries users on a per-server basis, and that is something that requires special permissions as of October of last year. Fortunately, fixing this is very low stakes and won’t require anything special unless he suddenly becomes a hit overnight success. Unfortunately, this means that I had to look at the code and want to tear it all down and start from scratch, but I don’t have the energy to look at that right now, so he will remain as is.
I have set up a new dev environment twice using my dotfile repo and I’m very pleased with how quickly I can get up and running on a new computer now. I think the next step is to automate the actual installs required to make those dotfiles work, but because I don’t normally do so much setup, I don’t think I’ll end up doing all that.
I’ve updated my site with better contact information and added a readme to my Github profile. I’m slowly feeling around for potential job opporunities, and I’m not actually convinced that either of these things will be helpful, but it was a good excuse to do something fun.
I’m planning to start a threejs course (thanks, Garret!) sometime in the next week with no real goal other than to learn something new and maybe have a little fun.
I don’t think that’s an exhaustive list of “things,” but it’s a start. I have a number of ideas of things to build in my time away from work, but I’m stunted because I feel that I either need to rest or use productive energy doing interview prep and resume updating. I’m sure it will work out one way or another.