Today was a big day… One weight lifted off my shoulder and another put on; at least I am in control now… Here’s to the future and getting the job done.
As usual, it is been a hell of a long time since I have had time to write something here. This year has flown by… lost a job, lost a loved one, business idea failed, got a 6-month contract; it came and went, went to E3, went to a concert (Coheed and Cambria), flew in a private jet, endured “the Armpit of America”, went to IndieCade and turned 25 somewhere in between. I am sure a lot more happened in between but my point is; it has been interesting, sad, fun and quite a blur.
So I said my 6-month contract “came and went” but I left out the fact that they decided to hire me full-time. Apparently I know what I am doing, or something like that. It has been pretty interesting because after October 1st we began tapering off active development on the “legacy” platform (osCommerce). So since then I have been doing some follow-up development on minor bugs and whatnot and other than that I have been working on learning C#, SharePoint and Microsoft CRM.
It has been pretty cool being able (see having some time) to read up on and prototype some code / projects with C#. On top of that being able to integrate the C# development into web parts on the SharePoint server. I’ve been trying to spend as much time as possible working with it, but it is still busy at work. We have been working pretty closely with the consultants to help wherever we can to get this project launch ready for next year. I have been doing some front-end work, data exports and manipulation, etc; some of it tedious but it’s understood its for the greater good.
On another note, the year is nearly over. I did not realize that the next 4 weekends I am going to be either gone or busy. This Thursday night, my buddy Tylar and I are leaving for Las Vegas for MineCon for the weekend (maybe we’ll even write an article or two about it on VGVee). Next weekend is Turkey Day (Thanksgiving in the US) weekend and the following weekend Cindy and I are going to be leaving for Hawaii for a week. Guess I planned everything pretty well, haha…
It is very possible that this will be the last post for the year, unless I find something I need to write about before then. So, if that is the case, have a great holiday season and happy new year. I’ll be the drunk guy drinking, as usual.
The past couple months have been so busy that everything pretty much blends; a blur. In fact, I’ve been so busy, I have only been able to log maybe 15 hours of side-work. It’s mostly due to the fact that my brain is fried by the end of the day; it’s overwhelming. So, in reality, the side-work is something I have been passing up because I value my sanity more than making an extra buck.
It is funny though… In the past, my escape from work was to come home and work on my personal projects, but since I have dropped or lost interest in most of my ventures, my escape is now vegging out with the wife and dog, catching up on some Netflix or the like. I am teetering on the verge of needing a vacation, a real one, with a fair amount of expenses, booze and fun. Cindy and I have been throwing around the idea of going to Costa Rica, so there is a chance we may follow through with that.
I am trying to figure out what is next; I think it’s time for another change…