Let’s read a book on paper. Weird.

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Posted May 21, 2016 | | File under: ,

Yay! My blog is back up after letting it hibernate for a while and after changing hosts. It went much better than when I had to restore things three years ago.

Let’s see if I can make a real go of posting things here more often.

Some updates to get started up again:

Life is good.

Posted April 12, 2016 | | File under: ,

This morning:
3 x 5 press at 75#
Then:
10 wall walks
25 pull-ups
50 box jumps
100 kettle bell swings
200 single unders

Really stoked on my progress with pull-ups. Kipping all of them I broke them up 10-7-5-3 and made it through. Kettle bell swings I did Russian at 16 kg because that’s a lot of reps – and they were hard.

Overall stoked on feeing good after this workout. ;)

Posted May 18, 2015 | | File under: ,

Today at the gym we did a clean complex (3 cleans and a jerk) followed by a metcon of a 2 mile run*. I was a little nervous about running two miles. I haven’t run 2 miles consecutively in I don’t know how long.

Turns out I can run for two miles without walking or dying and finished in 14:56. I compared this to running a mile as fast as I could in November when I was dying for breath at the end. I’ve improved.

* There was some debate about whether the distance was actually 2 miles or close to 1.77

Posted May 15, 2015 | | File under: ,

Feeling so sick with head cold, so tired from lack of sleep, and arm still so swollen from tattoo on Friday. Bummed I am skipping the gym today – wanted to do some snatches. :/

Posted May 10, 2015 | | File under:

New Tattoo

Posted May 9, 2015 | | File under: , ,

I hate everything and everyone right now. Not forever. Just for right now.

Posted November 30, 2013 | | File under:

I keep signing up for courses on Coursera, trying them out for about a week and then giving up.

I’ve tried¬†Coding the Matrix: Linear Algebra through Computer Science Applications and Algorithms: Design and Analysis¬†(x 2). Way too hard for me. I think I am not as smart as I think I am. ;)

I think I need to start with something a little more basic and work my way up. Algebra maybe?

Posted August 12, 2013 | | File under: ,

Ok. Got my blog back, mostly.

Some months ago my site was compromised because I stupidly left an ftp config file up on GitHub in a public repo and I exposed my username and password. Someone saw it and took advantage of it (I can’t even say my site was hacked because I essentially gave out the login info). But whoever it was seemed to only want to point out the stupidity of my mistake because they made minor edits to tease me: Like changing my name to “Brian Schmoore”. Haha. It was funny but highlighted my stupidity and my neglect of my site.

I was hosted with TextDrive when it was acquired by Joyent and I moved over to shared hosting there. But Joyent moved away from hosting into I-don’t-even-know-what “cloud”. Toward the end there my credit card expired and I was never sent an email to update it and my stuff was never taken down. I felt like I was on a server they forgot about. Cheap but unreliable. Was time to move anyway.

Now I’m on BlueHost which seems pretty solid. They’re cheap, they have the basics (and Ruby 1.9), and I just really want a few MySQL databases and PHP to host straightforward sites.

I think the only thing I screwed up on was that I exported only my posts from my old WordPress database and not comments and other meta data tables. Ugh. Stupid, again. But oh well.

I’m back online and looking forward to catching up here. Last post was November of last year and a lot has happened since then.

Posted June 23, 2013 | | File under: ,

This week for me, wow, a big week.

I had a technical interview on Monday. My first ever. Smart engineers looking over my shoulder as I try to prove that I know JavaScript by coding some stuff on a whiteboard and on paper. Super stressful and ultimately amazing experience.

Tuesday evening, I’m offered a job as a “Front End Developer” writing JavaScript, full time, for money. Something I’ve worked really hard for and dreamt of for I don’t even know how long.

Wednesday I accept the offer, sign on the dotted line and BAM! I am a professional developer. Also, it happens to be my 35th birthday.

Thursday, today, I put in my two weeks notice and resign from my current job as non-developer, which I’ve had for 7 years — what?! 7 years?! Yes, 7 years.

I’ve been a developer for a while, but now I am a professional developer and I get to write code for money.

First day is Dec. 3. Can’t wait.

Wow.

Posted November 15, 2012 | | File under: , ,

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