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Hi. My throat has a red stripe at the back of my mouth! It's scratchy and my head is heavy, but it doesn't hurt to swallow so I figure it could be worse.

I don't understand how forum software can exist in 2016 that doesn't generate RSS or any other feed format and doesn't even provide email subscriptions. I suppose they expect every user to bookmark the site and dutifully check in regularly to see what's new, and that is so ridiculously far from my own experience that I cannot fathom how anyone could imagine that being a good plan. I do know that email can be a twisty thing to wrangle, but I don't see how RSS and Atom are too hard for a software developer who knows what they're doing and gives at least one actual fuck.

There are a few things I should get to doing now, one of which is rest so I get over this throat thing. I think I will read another chapter of Ava's Demon before I decide which to try.
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I don't have a title for this post. Possibly my posting speed is outpacing my coming-up-with-title-ideas speed, which is fine with me. Yay posts.

My leg and arm are black and blue. I tried to hop over a chair, but my toe caught a book, and I fell across the chair and against an end table. As I think I said in chat today, if I'm going to be clumsy (as indeed I am), at least I am impressively clumsy. I was like a Rube Goldberg machine for creation of hematomas upon oneself! More pragmatically, it's only bruises. I didn't break a bone, damage an eye, get concussed; I didn't even bleed. As injuries go, these are soothingly minor. I will be sore for some days, sure, but in a few years, I may have forgotten all about it.

There are posts at Pro. There are posts at Pro. This is awesome. Technically the posts are presently at a temporary home (which I delight in calling Pro Tempore), but they exist and there is a thread of conversation and Stuff Happening and I love it dearly. Wonderful Pro!

Tonight will be busy for me so I plan to relax beforehand.
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I made the slightly short-sighted decision to try my hand at a new website coding project. At the moment, I'm elated because I got a datum that I needed into the code where I needed it. I'm not an experienced programmer by any stretch, so I'm going to leave that unborked code alone until tomorrow and ride the high of "it did a thing yay!" for today. Whew! Now that my foot is in the door, I think the remainder the the project shouldn't be too bad. It won't be something I can slap together in 15 minutes, not at all, but it should be fully doable. The worst part would be if I decide to get all fancy and check user groups (which would require additional coding) but that isn't at all necessary for the immediate future.

I made a thing and it worked. Wheeeeee. Feels good.

Speaking of feeling good, I spent the weekend before the last laid up with a sore throat, and when I was feeling better, I went for a long walk in bitter cold wind. Guess what happened then! Yup, Return of the Sore Throat! I was still sick this past weekend. Ick. But it did give me plenty of time to collect information about my project while I felt too ill to actually get into the coding, which likely helped a great deal. Information is good to have.

Got messages off to a few people online who were/are going through assorted Not Fun. I can't change their circumstances, but I can offer a listening ear and some sympathy. There was a time when my own life was too much for me, leaving me nothing to offer to anyone else in need; I was not a good friend then. I'm glad that I'm doing well enough now to extend a hand to those around me, even while I wish they didn't need it, because I want all the good things for my friends and none of the bad. And I wish it didn't all hit the fan when I was still shaking off that stupid throat bug.

Looking forward to stuff.

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