My inner maker was pretty happy in March. I got a lot done, most of it on the coding side of things. Part of the credit here has to go to the last place I was contracting at, which didn’t have enough incoming work to warrant keeping me around, and so I wound up “on the bench” — which means no office time, but no pay, either. That means I was at home for a good chunk of the month and working on these things (when I wasn’t job hunting, interviewing, or doing housework).
Going to try to be more on-the-spot with these posts in 2018. In 2017, I was busy pretty much constantly and unfortunately, some of the tinkering fell by the wayside. So let’s chitchat about what went down in January of 2018, and what my nerdy goals for 2018 are.
This post hopefully closes the gap on the shit I’ve been doing since my last update about my ongoing tinkering/goofing around. This summer/fall was pretty busy, most of my time was spent hunting for a full-time gig and doing freelance work. There was a lot of housework, and errands, and so on, but there was a little bit of tinkering, too.
“Well, shit, that month didn’t go so well, did it?” That was the first thing that went through my head when I started this draft and started thinking about what tinkering I’d done in April. Of course, I wasn’t really thinking about the fact that it was April 18th when I started the draft and that I had almost two full weeks left in the month. Here’s what I got after in April:
Code/Web One of the larger tasks this month was building out a new webserver and leaving the old one behind. During that time, I solved a lot of the little bullshit problems I’d been coping with and got a bunch of stuff done — went from Ubuntu 12 to 16, upgraded to PHP 7, switched … Read more
It was a tough month for tinkering, but I did manage to get a few things done. Mostly little things, but in the interest of having a nice, complete record of my 2017 work, I’m updating anyway.