Work woes and general updates
My wife has beenhaving a rough time at work. She was hired to be
in charge of accessibility (from a code standpoint). Then after a
bit they moved her over to the Ruby on Rails team. She did not
know Rails prior to being moved. They knew this. I guess she did
not pick it up as fast as they would have liked. She has been
moved back to accessibility... which is sort of good... but she
feels like a failure. Being pregnant I think has made the emotion
of it all a little more intense. I didnt know it, but for months
she has dreaded going to work each day. We talked about work woes
a lot... but I did not know things had gotten that bad. It is a
bummer and it has hit her confidence hard. I'm hoping things turn
around, but I am a little worried they wont. At the very least, I
hope things can hold steady until maternity leave. We can figure
things out from there.
I on the other hand, love going to work. Though my boss is hoping
to have us redo our main application as a Rails application also.
I really hate frameworks and am not looking forward to it, but I
think I'll be able to adapt to it alright.
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On the baby front, we should hear this week about gender and any
genetic abnormalities (which will hopefully not be present). We
are excited! We are almost halfway there. :)
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On the server I have really been enjoying Odlli. I have not had a
lot of experience with IRC, and that experience was a little con-
fusing. Odlli simplifies things nicely. I've been thinking of
coding up a bot or writing a small client (for the learning
I really loved moji's suggestion of making "port 70" stickers. It
spurred a conversation about stickers for CS in general. I think
it would be fun to have stickers or shirts or something. Proceeds
could go toward hosting / registration fees (which solderpunk has
mentioned are pretty minimal).
CPJ has been traveling by train. I also love traveling by
train, but have not done so over any reasonable distance since I
was young (cross country multiple times). Now I mostly jsut take
the train into the city (a 20 minute train ride). I'd like to be
able to take the time to travel by train in a remote part of the
country. There are a lot of places that have no roads, but trains
travel through. It is fun to see that part of the country.
Krixano has been working on a game that I have enjoyed testing a
bit. I think it is gonna be a fun one and I look forward to it
getting a bit further and I'm excited to see new features appear.
There has also been a lot of talk about terminals. I'm starting
to get sleepy (as I do every time I finally sit down to write),
so I will just say that I spend most of my computer time in some
form of terminal or another and I deifnitely prefer it for most
Til next time y'all!