Today I signed into Facebook. Not so much because I like to use Facebook, but rather because the business that I do some work with has a Facebook page, part of my job is to make sure that it is kept up to date, messages get answered etc. Well, when I first signed in my news feed showed up. Which is all fine and good because it allows me to stalk my friends for a few minutes before heading to the actual Facebook page I originally signed in for. Today when I signed in… the first thing I saw was a sticker. I’d heard that Facebook was going to add stickers, but I guess I kind of brushed it off as an internet rumor. Unfortunately...
I've been telling myself for a while now that I will get back to blogging (and a number of other things) regularly "when my life finally gets back to normal."
Interestingly life hasn't seemed to slow down at all in the past number of weeks, so finally I've decided that there is only one way to get back to blogging - do it regardless of whether I feel like I have time or not.
[caption id="attachment_6339" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Into The Light[/caption]
This evening I was working on a few images that will be used for several marketing campaigns around my Dad's farm in the next few weeks. I couldn't help but notice a couple of images that I took while we were at the beach a few weeks ago... so I worked on one of them.
As I finished this one up I couldn't help but feel like it was a bit serendipitous that I would work on an image that correlated with a couple thoughts that I've been thinking lately.
[caption id="attachment_5189" align="aligncenter" width="696"] Scaling to the top...[/caption]
It was like a first date.
We sat at a table sipping our coffee. As the conversation progressed naturally I experienced all kinds of "aha" moments. With each one I found myself liking Ruby on Rails more than I had to begin with.
There was the moment I realized that I didn't have to create my app from scratch. A simple one line terminal command could create the entire app skeleton.
Then there was the moment I realized that controllers and methods were also a matter of one terminal command.
Sure, the app isn't going to literally take my thoughts and implement them, at least not yet. However the knowledge that a lot of the functionality that I would have to build is already there... makes me feel fuzzy inside.
[caption id="attachment_5108" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] My Family...[/caption]
Over the years as I've followed different technology "people" I started to notice a trend.
A lot of them, when talking about how they got to where they are today, mentioned one thing that I am finding to be true. That thing is that it takes a lot of work to stay connected to family and friends.
Most of these guys moved from wherever they had grown up to California. I've not done that, and its only been a few weeks, but I have felt how easily the "distance" can grow.