2023-02-06 Update

Created: 2023-02-06

The last year or so has been bumpy. I changed jobs, twice. Went from Ruby on Rails back to Python. Emerged from a pandemic. Neglected my health a little and learned some things. This is still ongoing, nothing serious though. Saw coworkers get let go, some that even helped me get to where I am. I keep telling myself that it'll be better when things settle down, but things won't settle down. They never settle down, at least not the way I want them to.

So where does this leave me? I don't know. When we sold our house I thought things would be better, and while some things are better, some are not. The general idea is that things don't turn out as expected.

Anyway, back in December Heroku stopped providing a free hobbyist tier for their database. This killed my side project dnnrpckr and this site. dnnrpckr probably won't be resurrected, but bringing this blog back was a bit of fun. It reminded me why I love programming and making computers do neat things. I get a bit of exhilaration from making problems less of a problem. I was actually finding myself motivated to pull up to a terminal to make my life "better". In this case it was bringing this site back up so that I could have my little soapbox back and make improvements to it to make said soapbox easier to use. I'm feeling good about tinkering with code.

That positive change made me start thinking about the other things I could improve. I have a few ideas for some future projects, and I can't wait to share them. Not only that, but I can't wait to share the knowledge I learn while building them. Sharing knowledge is something that has always made it worth it for me, and I'm glad I'm rediscovering that and making it possible to it again.