“Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care…”
Just why is that? Is the quality of fresh produce such that the author is numb to this? Is it an indifference to the plight of slave laborers in an agrarian economy?
It’s tough to say; I think the answer lies in this whole cracking of the corn…
So I finished “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” last night. As with all the books in the Harry Potter series, I thoroughly enjoyed it. J. K. Rowling’s writing is like a favorite shirt or pair of jeans for me; so comfortable and familiar that I feel completely unhindered by it, gliding through 350 pages at a sitting, pausing only to get enough sleep for the next day. There were many poignant moments, and having followed these characters for seven volumes intensified them all the more. It’s a bit sad to know that the tale of that magical world has finished, but at the same time I have that sense of it being complete.
Over the weekend I managed to get the Time & Money project repository migrated over to Subversion. It was a fun one because the modules needed to be rearranged into the directory structure that the team had worked out. I kept a log of my steps with the goal of turning that into a how-to that may be of help to other Sourceforge projects that have yet to migrate from CVS. I just need the time to make it more of a cogent how to and less of a stream-of-consciousness ramble.
Wow, I haven’t touched this thing for some time.
It’s not that I have forgotten about it; I have 4 unfinished topics, 2 of which might actually be worth someone reading. Blogging just hasn’t done much for me these past months — or is it years already? Yeah, now that I look back through the archives, my posting seems to have dropped off sharply right around the time 2 things happened; the start of my company and the birth of my daughter. Those happened within 3 weeks of one another. It was a hectic time; perhaps it stayed that way. The only flurries of frequent posts were actually centered around Open Space meetings with Bruce it seems. That stands to reason; those events were oases of peace and inspiration amid the desert that was my first independent contract; quite a soul-drainer, that one.
It certainly hasn’t been a case of not having topics to write about; my encounter and subsequent embrace of Python, my disillusionment (gasp!) with the Rails community after checking it out for awhile, discovering Domain-Driven Design (or did it discover me?) and the revelations that have ensued; tons going on, just haven’t felt inspired to write much.
It seems like the dry spell might be passing, but it’s too early to pass judgement. What I do know is that this is the first I’ve felt like updating this thing in forever.