November 2016 - alvers.info

Just a place for my old thoughts

Compile damn you
Saturday, 26 November 2016 11:47 pm
(DJ)
Over the last few months I have been doing bits and pieces of programming at work and even at home. It seems like forever since I needed to code for work but it is also something that I am really enjoying doing.

It is said that once you learn to program, like fundamentally, you will be able to program in anything. And that is sort of true. I have been 'forced' to learn Javascript which I am actually really enjoying. "Back in my day" Javascript was used by hipster web designers (or something like that) to hack web pages so you could have floaty stars or icons that would spin. But things have come a long way and I have realised that it is a full blown programming language with all the bells and whistles. Now if I can just get my code to actually work all will be right with the world.

Anyway, my Super is being processed and I look forward to the point in a few days when I can allocate it across my new fund. And Deb has taken half-ish of the wine collection so I need to figure out what to do with the other half. I might look to downgrade the locker to something smaller if I can. There is no where to store it outside of the climate control.

And I am heading into lunch with a bunch of the PwC IT guys today at Southbank which should be great fun.

Deep in the tech
Sunday, 20 November 2016 12:16 am
(DJ)
After a very long time I have lately been spending a little money on my self in terms of new tech. I picked up the new Google Pixel phone and VR headset which are amazing. And of course my new TV remote and light switch. And now I have a Google Home device.

So from a tech perspective it has been very cool being able to get back into that focus after such a long time. And the setup is pretty sweet. I had to write some code to get things to talk to each other but the result...wow.

On a personal front things are almost completely settled financially so it will just getting my Super sorted and then that is that.

I need to look at dropping some money into a term deposit and I'm searching for a suitable property. When I looked a month back there was tons and now it seems pretty sparse. I'm honestly not really looking for at least 6 more months but part of my daily routine is to see what has hit the market.

Work is ramping up which is both exciting and scary. I am 'just' outside of my are of experience so I am finding I have to work a little harder in order to make things work. It's quite rewarding and honestly, at the moment, having that focus and stability are good things.



Nice to hear from you
Saturday, 12 November 2016 6:41 am
(DJ)
I had a call today, out of the blue, from an old work college and friend to ask some IT advise. We then chatted for almost an hour just about everything and anything.

It was lovely and it gave me such a boost to have someone else just affirm that I'm going to be ok. Feeling the love.

And I am still trying to shake all the old code out of the site. Every time I think I have the last of it I click another link and am presented by another page of 'legacy blue'. But if I just keep hitting one bit at a time I'm sure we'll have it done in no time at all.

Enjoy your weekend!

Mum
Sunday, 13 November 2016 12:58 pm
You sound happy love. It makes happy too. You are loved by a lot of people. xxx