Oldnewal

 
Been feeling that I should treat this as if I am starting a whole new blog from scratch. Which does not mean I am about to go on any sort of introductory spiel as that has not ever I think been my style. But I should accept that these days there are few who would still be reading. A lot of the community that was here has been lost, or destroyed by myself. So, starting over. Just going to talk about whatever to myself. But these days I am so tired I doubt I will be saying much anyway. Work days tend...

Mixed mismatched

 
Last time I wrote here -- a whole month ago -- I had wanted to follow up soon with something about events which were then more recent. Wanted to write about the additional neat thing of new bilingual picture books at the library being interfiled among the main English picture book collection. However it turns out just as well I did not do so, as I since discovered they are not supposed to be; it is something the contractor the library does its purchasing + pre-processing through filing them that way,

This one is from a week or two back now

 
A couple of days ago at the library we got a small number of new junior fiction books, among the rest of the new book deliveries. Was excited to see a couple of books appearing to feature black girls as their protagonists, one I think African American and one Aboriginal Australian. Bit less excited when in attempting to do some research prior to communicating this excitement I find the North American is by Meg Cabot and in fact is a spin-off of the Princess Diary series featuring Mia's sister, and the...

What have I done?

 
[title to be read in a tone of horrified realisation] I had a memory tonight and I want to scream. It's about the end of the world. I was remembering the week of the zombie apocalypse. Sometime not long before I had actually 'come out' the deputy head (or possibly by that point he was the head?) of the library program I was enrolled in, advised that I was going to start presenting as female or something like that. I don't know how I did it. And I think it was the day itself. Maybe I am...

In a Content Strategist's Shoes

 
Yesterday I finished reading Content Strategy for Mobile. It wasn’t a long book, and it’s 3 years old now, but it did provide a lot more insight into how to approach my presentation for Twin Cities Drupalcamp this year. When you think about Drupal content types, it’s easy to only think of them in terms of what you can do on Drupal itself. It’s a bit like making a template for documents. It allows you to type the content, specify what kinds of fields you can have and which are required. That...

A few things I've learned in the issue queue

 
“Big bang patches” are great -- at sprints When I started working on contrib modules, I often identified a broad-sweeping issue with the module and then worked on it with a single issue and a big patch. These patches were often tens of kilobytes in size and changed a lot of the module. This actually is more efficient in an admittedly limited number of circumstances. If you’re have a very busy schedule, the time it takes to break up large changes into smaller and smaller issues seems like a...

Because twitter is too small

 
“A burglar does not leave his shoeprint in the flowerbed in order for police to find the print and prove the shoe was his. (Quite the opposite, one suspects.) A document, such as a contract, email or a report, was not created in order to provide historians with something to study a century from now.” Wanting to write a little post about this from my readings in class because interested by how it disrupts the sense I have built up for myself about how sentences and punctuation should work...

Trice's Log: 2015-05-21

 
Finally answered the Malheurs' question about podcasts we listen to ('finally' - it was only yesterday morning). Left a few off because didn't want to flood, though. Mainly SF Crossing The Gulf, science news series like the Nature magazine podcast, and the story magazines like Escape Pod and Podcastle. And some I just can't recommend like Skeptic's Guide to the Universe partly for the often confrontational tone (and associated ablism) but especially what stands out is one of the host's periodic parodies...

Unnecessary Toys; North Shore Therapy

 
Test drove a Prius C over the weekend. It felt so much like my old car, but a hybrid. If I needed a car, and if it wasn't red, I might be driving again today. I also did some scooter shopping. While they're all conventional drive vehicles, the lower cost, and summer-only use encourages me to consider getting one. When bought used, they are only about $3k for a well-maintained bike. But mostly, the idea is stuck in my head because of something a housemate suggested to me: "You need North Shore...

But what if we made a list?

 
I miss programming. It was the last thing I was good at. Which is not to claim any particular demonstrable level of skill or aptitude. But that one class I took in 2012 I worked hard at, and I got good grades for my hard work. I miss having something I could work at and feel I was making progress in understanding and skill. Unfortunately I keep being too occupied with work and school or otherwise insufficiently self-directed - as well as lacking in inspiration - to pursue further development in learning...