I hate internet outages
Here I am completely off of the internet, and I think things would be a little easier if I were prepared for it. I know that I will end up having to work a little longer tonight to make up for everything, but once I am I will make sure that I get all of my repositories and other things that I am working on all localized so I don't have to keep enduring this and can still be productive.
It's Halloween night, and there is a two hour wait on pizza, the Internet is down locally, but by God, I have coffee. I invested in a French Press this morning since I had finally grown exasperated with all of the instant coffee I have been consuming for the past few years, and it is already doing my soul better.
About the best I can do is to write this blog entry for addition once I get online, and I guess it's a lesson learned, kiddos... make sure you have all your crap updated regularly because you never know when the local ISP is going to take a crap.
I could be working on code, but I really don't have any of that set up, either. Hence the statements I have just made. I'm a little frustrated because all of this means that I will have to stay at work the equitable amount that I am offline. I guess I could fudge it, but I know they need me, so this is kinda pissing me off. The network engineers are making two to three times what I am, and they can't keep a damned Cisco up.
While we're waiting for normalcy and sanity to return to the local networking world, I will take this opportunity to think and brainstorm about what is next on my agenda. I am obviously doing a lot more studying with Linux Academy, and about to really hit the scripting and coding because that is where the money and the challenge are going to be at, thus I need to hit those while I still can and have at least some potential ability with it.
I figure that I have this laptop and I should be using and abusing it to its maximum potential, especially since it has such a nice buttery keyboard action on it. I do wish it lit up so I wouldn't have to use the glow of the screen as well as some muscle memory to type in the dark with. It is what it is. Better luck next time. Besides, if I decide to go with a smaller cube now that I have a monitor to travel with, I can make that a glowy thing and get another set of bad-ass keyboard and mouse devices that light like I used to have back in the day.
Might do that anyway. I just want another nice, sexy, milky keyboard action like I have now. I hate that clacky crap. Too fricking loud for me. No need to keep everyone awake with my typing.
I have put quite a bit of uneducated thought into the languages I am going for as I know that node.js is a thing, and so is Ruby on Rails. I am also learning Python 2 and 3, as well as getting my bash scripting under control. PHP could be a good thing to have as it is well used in the e-commerce world, and most certainly I want to have an excellent handle on my MySQL programming, although that could also be bent to include PostgreSQL.