Solid tip from my data warehousing professor. #lifehacks
Opened a long-running notebook for the first time in a while last night...
Whereas the first year I wrote in it (2010) had 50+ pages written, last year I wrote 3 sentences.
So I sat for a few minutes and wrote until I ended up in a new place. I felt the ink on the paper, basked in the varying scribbles I made, poured out some honest words, and made some discoveries that instantly lifted my mood. Just *writing* did that. I don't do it nearly enough.
"Oh man, this is a great idea for an article! I should write it down! Nah, it's late, I'm tired, and I'll 𝘥𝘦𝘧𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 remember this tomorrow."
--Me, last night, right before I lost that great idea forever. #writeItDown
I also volunteer with #wildlife rehabilitation, especially birds of prey.
I have two cats, one dog and one ball python. I love all #animals.
This chapter of my #dataWarehousing text covers degenerate dimensions and durable, supernatural keys. I can't tell if we're reporting on sales or playing Luigi's Mansion.
I've been a programmer long enough that the word "pearl" looks misspelled. #perl
𝗠𝗲: Okay, this is a mockup, it looks like a real program but it only does two things, and it breaks if you type the number 5 in any text box.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Excellent so we can start using this right now?
𝗠𝗲: What? No, this is just to give you an idea of what we're trying to accomplish, and to get some feedback on the design.
𝗖𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗿: Right but it's basically done, though, isn't it?
Programming, Proprietary (-) Show more
So, I like the idea of not giving Oracle money, but this is just trading one capricious corporate overlord for another. Seems like the right move is to go to the OpenJDK, or just...stop writing in Java.
Still, if leaving Java isn't an option yet but might be soon, this could be a good stopgap.
Other Social Media (-) Show more
Decided to see what’s up on Birdsite and FB after some time away.
FB featured a very pregnant goat and drummer jokes.
Birdsite was mostly ads.
That was about all I could take. Might finally be time to shut down those accounts.
Husband, father, optimist, man of faith, author, blogger, programmer, nerd, board gamer, whovian... etc.
I like questions! Go ahead and ask.
Hey there! The frogmob life is a simple, calm life. Frogs don't waste energy on anger and fighting. Or something. I like those two words together and my very first ever website was called frogmob.com, so I resurrected that here in the fediverse. Expect this text to change. We are interested in low-stress, happy and open discussions of life, faith, the universe, and Doctor Who.