Solid day of comprooding

posted by Jeff | Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 11:37 PM | comments: 0

Diana hates it when I use variations on the non-word "comprooder." But it makes me laugh. You have to appreciate that when I was working at CompUSA (R.I.P.) right after I graduated from college, I'd have customers approach me and ask, "You got some of dem new Pentenium comprooders?" Come on, that's kind of funny.

One of the things I worked on today, in an effort to brush up on my skillz before the big interviews, involves a project that I've kind of had in the back of my mind as a real, useful, bona fide open source project. I don't want to go into a lot of detail, but suffice it to say that it's something a lot of folks are asking for, there's an opportunity around it, and it's just something I have a lot of interest in doing.

Putting that stuff in motion felt good, and I'm starting to really believe that I have a thing for picking up things I don't necessarily have a strong foundation in pretty quickly. When I interviewed last year for Telligent, I knew exactly what deficiency precluded me from the gig, and it didn't take me long thereafter to go where I needed to in order to correct that. I think that's the asset I need to really push going forward: What I don't know now, I will soon.

I've also come to realize today that much of my stress, doubt and fear is rooted in a number of external factors that have nothing to do with my ability to write code, lead or be charming. Fortunately, my darling wife reminds me of this daily.

There's a lot of excitement in the next two weeks. BooBuzz is just a few days away! Fall Affair at Holiday World the week after is looking a little anemic in attendance, but given the friends who will be there, it will be the ultimate event.


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