So many things, so little time

posted by Jeff | Thursday, March 2, 2006, 11:03 AM | comments: 0

Well here's something I'm not used to realizing... I'm busy. I've got a lot on my plate right now.

First there's work. I'll be the first to admit that I was skeptical I'd like any day job, but fortunately this one does meet my biggest requirement: Brain stimulation. Our chief architect and most senior developer are scary smart people, so there's a lot to learn. My hope is that it's still interesting even when we get into heads-down coding-for-hours mode as well. So far so good though.

I recently decided to rewrite POP Forums from the ground up. Yeah, I know, that's insane. I can recycle some of the more recent stuff I wrote, but for the most part, it needed to be thrown away. There are too many design choices that I just can't live with anymore, to say nothing of the fact that trying to shoehorn unit testing into the application after it is written is very nearly impossible to do in a meaningful way. I really want to roll on it quickly, but I'm not finding a ton of time.

Volleyball is getting pretty hardcore in terms of the time it's taking, but I do enjoy it. Sometimes it's hard to get motivated to get to practice or a tournament, but once I'm there, I'd rather be there than anywhere else. I really like the kids, I just hope they can reach a level of intensity that equals my expectations. Our tournament this weekend should be interesting, because several teams there are candidates for national champs.

My camera should arrive tomorrow or Monday. I am so psyched. This is the one area of my life that I've been letting slip away, the way I did radio, and I'm stopping it now. I was chatting with a friend the other day who was encouraging me to do some kind of IPTV show. That would be so kick ass. The fact that the camera also does standard-definition video at 24p and 30p makes for beautiful video to use for the Web. And I can't wait to shoot some HD stuff.

Oh, and I'm getting some sun soon, outside of Ohio. Thank God!


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