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Another Idle Tuesday

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I dropped off my daughter at the babysitter’s house this morning. She didn’t want to go, but she needed to because Daddy needed to get to work, and Mommy was already at work.

On the way to work, I put in one of my favorite albums, Ben Folds Five. It’s one of the few albums where I like every single song on it. It’s too bad they broke up. If only the recording industry would produce more albums of that caliber, I wouldn’t mind buying more CDs.

I got to work, and walked into a 50°F office. I turned on the heater, and then my computer, and fired up Thunderbird and Feed Demon. I thought to myself, “I wonder if I’ll be able to do this at my new job?”.

Oh, yeah! I got a new job! I think I forgot to post about it last week when I got the phone call. No more digging through job descriptions over at Monster, no more worrying about my stapler. I start two weeks from yesterday. The money’s decent, and they seem to have a good benefits package. I’ll still be freelancing in my spare time, and I’ll continue to work on Golden Rule’s Morning Sun customer newsletter.

My desk calendar is telling me that my word of the day is “myrmidon”. Interesting. I’ve never heard that word before. Hmmm…

I’m still contemplating a jump from Movable Type to WordPress. I’m thinking I’ll check it out on my localhost and see how well it all works. Maybe I can write some custom functions for it, as I find myself getting ever-so-comfortable with coding in PHP. It’s really not that much of a jump from JavaScript.

Since I don’t drink coffee, I’m at the soda machine and can’t decide whether I want Amp or Pepsi. Ah. I wonder if work is almost over, so that I can go home and pack for my move next weekend. Nope. I’ve only been here 40 minutes. 7 hours and 20 minutes to go. *sigh*

Does anything ever blindside you on some idle Tuesday?

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.