What's good? (I'm back...)

August 07, 2016 05:02:05AM

It'sa me...! Well, I suppose there's a reason I don't post many pictures of myself.

Hello, friends. It's me. Mike. I believe it's been a minute, as they say. In reality, it has been many minutes. I guess this is my way of saying, "After x number of minutes, this is me IRL now."

It looks like it was two Novembers ago that I last wrote in my blog. My, how time flies sometimes. Cliché as it is, man, it seems like it was a better time then. But there are many things that make now a much better time, and we'll get to that soon enough.

So, almost two whole years. What's good?

I guess one of the biggest changes is me having a new job. Hold on, rewind. One of the biggest changes was me leaving my old job. After eight years of gainful employment, circumstances called for a change. Maybe it was overdue for that anyway, but it was tough when it was pretty much forced. And it was a weird few months as it was winding down. I won't go into the deets, but it was a emotional rollercoaster of emotions. The way it went down sucks for a variety of reasons.

Fast forward to today, I now have a new place of employment, and...well, it's just not the same. The work is fine. It's different. It's been almost a year, but I still feel pretty new, and I'm still learning how things work. Socially, it definitely hasn't been very fulfilling, but admittedly, I'm not really trying very hard (neither is anyone else, but whatevs). It's paying the bills and keeping me busy-ish, so I can't/shouldn't complain too much.

Anyway, that's mostly what's been going on. It's a little bittersweet because I can see the old office in the distance from the kitchen in the new office. Whenever I'm heating up my food, I can't help but think, "I really freaking miss it." And I really do.

I've been romantically involved with someone. It's pretty cool.

What else?

This website! It's been a long time coming. I was planning to update the website of old, but I thought I should try something new. I randomly decided to use Python and the Pyramid web framework. Now, I can't and won't say I really "know" either, but I obviously know enough to be dangerous and to be able to build something.

Professionally, if I didn't take a step backward, I think I would say I took a step sideways. I try to make time to learn new things, like Python for example, but I need to rethink how I learn, because, as I said, a Python expert I am not. I'm not really sure what things I want to add here, but I have some fledgling ideas of projects I want to work on, whether related to this site or not.

I think that's all the big stuff that anyone who might be interested might want to know. I don't know why they would want to know this stuff. I don't know what will become of this—how often I'll post, what I'll post, etc. For the last couple of years, I've definitely had an itch to chronicle my adventures, so I'm glad I have a new place to do that. I'm sure I'll be back soon to prattle on about some something or other.

I'm planning to archive my old posts somehow. For now, they're still at reallyloco.com, and eventually, that will point you to here. If you care. I suspect that you do not.

That's all I got. Have fun..

thanks.
.mike

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