Reading until my eyes are bleeding:
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, Eric Hoffer
Simply Scheme: Introducing Computer Science, Brian Harvey and Matthew Wright
Black Holes and Baby Universes, Steven Hawking
Work & Projects & Stuff
Jenni and I are thinking about making our front yard more sustainable with desert plants. When we moved in here, it was a golf course-type lawn, but over the years we’ve seen the exorbitant costs involved in keeping that up. It also seems silly since we live in a desert. We’ll transplant some lavender and rosemary from other areas of our yard and maybe find some cool desert plants that don’t need much water. I also love the idea of having useful plants around. We use the rosemary in food, the lavender and aloe for hair and skin stuff.
My movie catalog web app is a couple sneezes away from becoming reality! I’m not sure what involuntary nasal excretions have to do with movies, but I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on that. I’m using PHP to connect to a simple MySQL database. I want to make it easy for us to find the movies we already own, see what we haven’t watched, if it’s a DVD or on our shared drive. I’ve completed Phase II, which is creating user account and sessions using cookies. Yay!
In case you missed it above, I’m studying computer science on my own. It’s funny because I already know 4 programming languages. I’m just really interested in stepping back in time and relearning some of the stuff I messed around with in the ’80s. I think that becoming a better programmer involves learning about all aspects of data science and computing, not just the structure and syntax of a particular language. I even borrowed my son’s LEGO EV3 brick to test out and learn Python. Fun. For me, anyway. I know, you probably skipped to the B-52s video a few sentences ago.
Quote of the Moment
“I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitious.” — Michael Scott
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