Another day of wall-to-wall lectures today. I enjoyed this week’s content as it was all about MySQL. I’m very much a front-end person, but I enjoy mucking around with databases.
It’s still great to be re-visiting the basics of technologies every week, too.
A very chaotic day with lots of calls. This is to be expected as I get to the end of one project and get ready to start another.
I did come up with a topic for a talk today, though, that’s related to the relentless drama in our community at the moment. It’s something that’s certainly worth putting more thought into.
I woke up to this article about the latest Facebook bullshit and got mad as hell. I got so mad that I made NPM Uninstall Facebook while I had my morning coffee.
I hope it helps people to get away from Facebook, both personally and professionally.
Work-wise, I had a frustrating day of chasing my tail with some analytics stuff but ended on a high as I feature-finished the web-app I’ve been working on.
I finished up (mostly, anyway) on the project that’s been consuming most of my working hours for the last couple of months. It’s been a hell of a ride with a lot learned.
I’ve spent most of the day not doing much, really. I’m going straight on to another large project next week, so I’m giving my brain a little chill time before then.
I’ve spent 90% of my day marking assignments. I’ve found the process of marking difficult. Not because it’s hard, but because I’m at total odds with academic bullshit. Someone can create a really decent website, but get one mark away from failing because their "report" misses a few formalities.
It’s been an interesting week with a nice, slow-paced end. I need that because next week is going to be busy as heck.
Things I’ve found (or made) throughout the week: