The layoffs continue. A problem with shift work is that it takes time to get through a round of layoffs. They should be done by now, though. Maybe I’ll look into things before I go to bed.
death at work
So, I forgot to mention, yesterday, that I fixed our toilet. I only had to replace the flush lever, but it made me feel handy. I look forward to being able to get a house where I can do more handy things like fix stuff, break stuff, and fix the stuff I broke. Also, painting.
I got up early today and went to the gym with Gloria. I haven’t been there in about two weeks, so I was happy to do an hour worth of cardio stuff. Tomorrow maybe I’ll try to bike for an hour or so.
Today wasn’t exactly productive, but I think it set me up for greater productivity. I helped one of our engineers with some Perl things. We’d had another engineer who learned quite a bit of Perl and wrote some medium-sized SPC code in it. Then he left, so this guy is taking over maintenance. The code is pretty unfriendly toward being maintained, so it’s going to be fun; the guy is also learning Perl as he goes! I’m hoping I can be helpful.
Work was so-so, today. I poked a few projects with sticks, making some progress on one or two. I moved all our web applications to a newer server, exposing a number of internal distributions that really need proper Makefiles and prerequisite lists. I told my boss that it would be really convenient to make the use of CPAN.pm easier. PPM is the pits.
I’m happy to be home! YAPC was a good experience, although I think OSCON was on the whole better, for a number of reasons. Most of them, though, boil down to location. The other tracks at OSCON, of course, meant that there was always something I found really interesting, but I mostly stuck to the Perl track. There were more people at OSCON, but I didn’t have time to meet everyone at YAPC! Anyway, I’m glad I did YAPC, glad I’ll be doing OSCON, and hope to keep on doing both.
I can’t write down today’s events in detail. I am incredibly full of pasta, and I had enough wine that it’s had some effect. Here are the basics:
Last night, just as I was shutting my lid, Ian sent me a message following up on something we’d talked about at the Kwiki BOF. This reminded me that I’d said nothing about it.
Today was better than yesterday, I think. There was less going on, so everything was more manageable. I had another waffle at breakfast, and it was good. I didn’t do a first lecture, and instead tried to get some work things done. I owed someone at work some notes for a meeting, but it turns out that the meeting had been cancelled in part due to the lack of notes from me. I was mildly annoyed, because I had hours until the meeting. Still, it was not unreasonable on the organizer’s part. I just felt like I was going to end up taking blame for not doing something that I was really doing. I’m not worried about it.