Ugh, what a week. It started off with me finding out that I am officially too old to stay in hotels less than $100 a night. The rock hard mattress and odd stains I can take, but screaming drunks at 3:00am are just past my threshold. It ended off with a mad dash to get the condo clean for some buyers to look at it. Suffice to say, there hasn’t been much time for projects this week. There’s not even enough time to make dinner, as you can see. Last night, we got some frozen chicken nuggets, bulldog sauce, Japanese mayonnaise, rice and vegetables, and put together something I like to call Canadian Chicken Karaage! It’s actually not bad, and in many ways, it is like this post: a set of random elements to nourish you after a busy week.
I bought an Acer Liquid Z5 Android phone to help me out with Costco. It was cheap, came without a contract, but came with Costco’s generous return policy if things don’t work out. I might make a review post after I spend some time hacking around with it.
March 15th is the deadline for the Call for Proposal on CascadiaJS talks. One week for me to fail at giving programming talk proposals. It’s a longshot, but I need to at least try. The conference is in Semiahmoo, not far from the Birch Bay cabin my family likes to stay at. My lodging would be basically paid for!
I just bought the audio book of Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone. It’s changing the way I think about conflict, but’s also giving me a spidey sense for all the stupid things I say on a daily basis, but it only kicks in about 6 seconds after I’ve said a stupid thing. I wish I could turn it off now!
So we have new books, new challenges, and new devices to start off the week. I feel like I’m just making do with what I have, but what I have is pretty good right now.