Monday, July 15, 2013

Losing interest

I'm losing interest in Just Enough Craig. No worries, though. This is temporary.

I returned to full-time work about two-and-a-half months ago, and subsequently the time squeeze of a job plus a commute is taking away a lot of the time I would be spending to think about topics to write about for Just Enough Craig and then writing about them. This is new. Though in times past I sometimes get so busy that don't have time to write, I'm usually thinking about stuff to write about. These days, however, I'm so preoccupied with other stuff that I'm not even thinking about stuff to write about. I haven't had a new philosophical thought in weeks, which is really something.

My preoccupation is software. In addition to putting in a full day of solid coding at work, I come home and begin thinking about a personal project I've started. It's a research project involving HTTP servers and coroutines and performance and technical details I'm not going to write about on this blog.

And that's what I'm up to.

Monday, July 8, 2013

End of an era

After two years of thinking about it, two months of procrastinating doing anything with it, two weeks of building it, and then two years of using it, I spent two days dismantling and discarding my homemade bike rack. It's the end of an era. Fortunately, my professional experience as a software developer provides me immense resolve to throw away something that took a lot of time and hard work to make. I'm calling it a refactoring job. The new plan is to buy a simpler rack that holds two bikes—one above the other—and takes up less space.

Here's the rack in its dismantled state:

I threw out the wood but would like to find a good home for the nuts and bolts—as well as the washers and hooks.