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Tech To-Do List

This weekend is Bird of Prey Days at Braddock Bay Raptor Research Center, so I am on my own for much of the next two days.

Accordingly, like any good geek would, I have given myself a tech to-do list.  It’s long.  I don’t actually want to finish it.

I find that checking off items on a to-do list is a positive, but finishing a list is neutral at best.  Finishing an item is fun, but when I finish a list, I want a new list.

One of the items on the list is to try out a new hosting situation for this blog.  So if you find it kind of flaky over the next 48 hours, it may be due to my trying to move it.  Or it may just be the intermittent flakiness that is my motivator for trying this.

 

Meta-post: Performance

I don’t know if you readers have noticed it, but as the author of this blog I can tell you: the performance sucks.  And is getting worse.

I plan to take some measures soon.  I may stand up a snappy little Linode, but they are pretty high-maintenance in terms of hands-on time.  I may switch to DreamHost’s dedicated WordPress solution, but the resource that over-demands is money.

I could go to WordPress.com… but I was on Blogger before and other-hosted blogging is no fun.

If you have dealt with this, please bark at me about it in the comments.

 

#1000

We seem to make a big deal of milestones like this one: this is post #1000 on this blog.  It started with Hello World, on the old blogspot.com platform. That was on a Groundhog Day + 1 — the day Phil Connors came back to our timeline.

This blog is me, trying to do what Phil had to do before he could exit the loop.

Ugh, I Hate Missing

Missed a day again yesterday. I hate that.

Since Jill had foot surgery in May, I have worked from home. Overall I like that a lot.  My doctor even noticed that it seems to have some health benefits for me.  Less stress for the same job, than the version with the commuting?  Yes, please!

One thing that can happen, though, is the workday leaks over into the rest of your day.  I know this can happen regardless of commute.  It’s just easier to miss it when home and office are the same address.  My work laptop/docking station and my private PC are at the same desk, with an A/B switch for the keyboard and mouse, and the monitors’ dual inputs being leveraged to the fullest.  I noticed when I got up this morning that the rig was still set to my work laptop, not back to my own desktop.  An email tempest-in-a-teapot that bubbled up about 6PM last night had to be quelled, and then I got to cooking…. and that’s how it happens.

I would still not trade in working from home.  Best thing ever, for any digital worker.  In my humble* opinion.


* – everyone who knows me is now giggling furiously at the implication that I hold any opinion “humbly“.

Exercise

When I started this blog (two years ago, yesterday), I said I would write something every day.  I have had one miss, but other than that I have written or posted something each day.

They say it’s like a muscle, and if you keep using it, it will get stronger.

I’m waiting.

This is exactly what I look like.

 

not.

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