March 2016 Archives

It really was just an off-the-hook awesome day for me (not braggin’, just sharin’…)

  • We got new gutters installed on the house, fixing several “waterfall” issues that have been present since before we moved in
  • The flooring was installed in my new office (and the wall paint was finished later in the day — pictures of that tomorrow!) The contractor has been working on the office since not too long after we moved in, and it’s been a series of (understandable, but still) one micro-delay after another. It’s super gratifying to see things getting close to complete and to realize that I’ll likely be working from there within the month
  • My new monitor was delivered and it is sooooooooooo big and beautiful and OMG this monitor y’all! If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
  • I gave a (I hope!) well-received talk on Swift at Hack Salem. It was a lot of fun to give, and I got to plug an awesome book some friends have written. Really looking forward to doing some actual coding in Swift
  • I had several really awesome conversations with friends and coworkers about various things — some important, some kinda mundane. Not going to go into details here, but I’ve got a lot of people in my life right now that keep making me happy and humbled to just be able to hang out with them and share thoughts and experiences. <3 to y’all

So, yeah. My life is pretty good even on a bad day (perspective, yo), and today was one of those days where pretty much everything lines up on the ‘grrrrrreat!’ side of the scale and it’s almost overwhelmingly incredible in its awesomeness. I hope you have one of these types of days soon!

(I’m up much later than I should be, so tomorrow is probably going to be significantly less great as a result but that’s okay too…)

Aside: the dates on these just increasingly don’t make sense, I should do something about that.

Once again, it’s the traditionally one day late weekly goals post. Whee!

Last week’s goals were:

  • Finalize paint colors for the new office: done! Ceiling has already been painted, in fact.
  • Maintain exercise routine: done
  • Find a new blog theme and get things rendering in that: this only got half-way done, in that I did find a theme I think I like, but I didn’t get any work done on implementing it.
  • Get AppleCare activated on Ms13’s iPad: total fail here, I just didn’t get this one done. Mock me for the loser I am, if you are so inclined.

Goals for this week — and we’ll stick with four, since I only got 2.5 out of 4 last time — are as follows:

  • Get AppleCare activated on Ms13’s iPad — because it still needs doing, doesn’t it.
  • Implement new blog theme — because ditto
  • Deliver Swift talk at Hack Salem
  • Make a dent in the GitGot issues queue — where “dent” means closing the open PR and at least 5 of the existing issues.

Cool thing I heard this week: Help by The Front Bottoms — mainly because it’s fun to be driving around screaming “This is what I want motherfucker / make it happen for me” along with the song.

That whole “goal post up on time” streak didn’t really last, did it. In my defense, I had a sick kid home 3 days this week, and a different sick kid home yesterday. My routine-fu is strong but not that strong…

Goals for last week were:

  • Install shelving: done!
  • Submit to 2 CFPs: done, with the caveat that (a) I ended up deciding a few CFPs weren’t actually for me, and (b) the second one I submitted to is YAPC::NA, which feels a bit like cheating. Still, technically, done!
  • Get this blog rendering in a static site generator: done! Still has a ton of issues, including the content not being up to date, but it renders, yay.

(We won’t speak about how all three of those were accomplished at the last minute, on Sunday.)

Goals for next week — and I’m going up to four goals because, hey, why not, clearly three was doable… :

  • Finalize paint colors for the new office: I’ve been going back and forth with the designer over this. We’re doing a third round of color options, and I need to make that be the last round of color options.
  • Maintain exercise routine (3 days running, 3 days bodyweight exercise): I’ve got a pretty good streak of this routine going at this point, but I’ve got a spot of travel this week that’s going to make this more challenging (see above commentary about disruptions to the routine).
  • Find a new blog theme and get things rendering in that: it’s time for a site refresh, and what better time to do it.
  • Get AppleCare activated on Ms13’s iPad: long story, but this is something I’ve been putting off since Christmas. Have called them a couple of times and failed for various reasons, but I should have all ducks in the appropriate rows now, and I just need to call them one more time and JFDI.

So, there we go, 4 goals, all again totally doable. Please hassle me on Twitter, Facebook, and/or in person if I should fail to accomplish any of these — you’re doing me a favor by doing that (and if you’re a friend, it’s probably something you’ll enjoy…)

Sadly, no “cool thing I’ve seen this week” this week, as I’m coming up blank on something new and cool. Hope yours is better.