And the award for dad of the year goes to……
Oh mah gawd…
Not because I have to, but because I want to. I told my wife it’s so one of my coworkers won’t be spending so much of Monday waiting for me to finish my stuff (this is the craziness I was doing on Friday) but honestly, it’s just because I really want to do this. It’s been really complex stuff but now I’m into the fun stuff where the code is clean enough to start moving things around in a hurry and I can start writing unit tests. I love writing unit tests.
I know that most people wouldn’t enjoy this kind of thing, but for me, this is basically play time.
My mood’s taken a pretty drastic turn for the better since Thursday evening. I think a big part of that was the seriously thinky afternoon yesterday. I’m a pretty hardcore nerd, I absolutely love having super hard problems that take intense concentration and extended effort - as long as I’m given the time, space, and quiet needed to actually concentrate on the work. Yesterday I had that, thanks in part to putting on some really loud thumpy angry music and putting my headphones on. It was wonderful. Hurt my brain at the time, but that’s OK sort of the brain equivalent of a really hard workout.
Since then, I’ve finished my table saw inserts, tested out my dado blade (it sucks big-time), caught up on a bunch of TV, plotted most of a new short story, and done a bunch of house cleaning that’s been neglected for almost two months.
Monday - barring yet another round of illness - I’ll be back at the gym and running. And if the weather forecasts are accurate, sometime in the next couple weeks the streets should melt enough to make outdoor running enjoyable again… :-D
I made some decisions on how to build some of my software a while back that are now biting me in the ass. Not mistakes, really, just… decisions that worked OK at the time but now don’t work AT ALL thanks to changes in the way we’re using some of this code. I’m trying to rejig a bunch of it but OH MY GOD SO MUCH THINKING WHY DOES MY BRAIN HURT ARG ARG ARG.
Just felt like sharing.
My brain’s been in a bad place lately. (The winter that just won’t die really isn’t helping…) There are a bunch of contributing things, starting with lack of exercise, but the end result is that I haven’t had the energy to keep up on my dash. It makes me feel like I’m failing at being a Tumblr friend as badly as I fail at being an IRL friend (I seriously wonder sometimes why I have any friends at all left, I must be such a pain in the ass to be friends with) but I just don’t have what it takes to go through everything I’ve missed lately. If there’s anything you think I really need to read, or if there’s just anything you really want me to read, point me at it. Otherwise, I’m declaring that my dash backlog has defeated me.
I will have some more fun stuff to post by the end of the weekend, I promise. It’s not just whining from now until the end of time!
[[seductively does nothing to indicate I’m attracted to you]]
By Ilana Wiles, Mommy Shorts I started following @2sisters_angie a little over a year ago. Back then she was posting the typical stuff you see from moms on Instagram — pics of her daughter at the park, pics of her daughter eating breakfast an…
I’m willing to bet some of you are going to absolutely love this… For that matter, I’m willing to bet my daughter would love this. My wife might hate me though because she’d get roped into helping… :-)
I’m doing complicated things at work that nobody’s documented doing on the innanets before using a bunch of stuff I know only vaguely at best… My brain hurts. But it’s fun.
Also, my throat still hurts, but only a little bit. with any flippin’ luck at all it’ll be normal tomorrow and then on Friday I’ll be able to go back to the gym and hit the treadmill again. Then maybe I’ll have something interesting to post…
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."