Shameful But True: Me, One Year After

When one doesn’t blog for so long, it would seem nothing has happened. Au contraire, too much has. An update is not only fitting but required.

I’m actually planning to move house, and I have been moving bit by bit, that is. This blog, I mean. I bought a domain that I decided would deal with my technological life, and I would just transfer this whole thing in there manually. No other way but that.

Surprisingly, my web dev education has been coming along fairly well. Well, I sort of stopped studying Javascript in the middle of it due to some, ahem, personal issues, but I plan to pick it up as soon as I’m, err, able. So yes, my non-blogging is due to being busy, which is a good problem, isn’t it?

Being Open To Change Rocks, Too.

The best kind of attitude, in my opinion, for those who work in technology is being open to change. If you quizzically thought “that’s common sense,” I thought so, too. That is, until I jumped into the developers’ world and observed that it isn’t so sometimes, so it seems. Being faced with this stark reality is a good thing for me, though. It gives balance to my otherwise utopian view that all IT personages skip and hop together all the time.

At the end of the day, I realized maybe the best way to go about it would depend on your own perspective. Your individuality may work for you. If I, for example, choose to develop a more adventurous outlook, with an eye open to new things and a brain receptive to change, then I think I’d learn more progressively and quickly. Rather than being nitpicky and jealous over others’ work, I’d ask and see “how did you do that.” I’m thinking maybe if I do that, I’d open more doors to opportunities and gain more friends.

Positivity, after all, is also good for my physical health. So yeah, I guess I’ll just do that. Here’s wishing everyone a good day today, by the way. Hope your code validates. Tech version of “live long and prosper”? Haha.

The Journey To Linux: Elementary, My Dear Watson.

Should I do a jig, now I’ve finally installed Elementary OS as my Linux? (After I’ve sacrificed my entire drive even, since I forgot to backup). The journey, truth told, is a rocky one. It’s been 3 days, I think, since I had it up and running and so far, no major snags. Only culture shock, as I find myself a wee sort of missing some of the old comfortable Windows apps. Gasp.

However! Cough. However, the more I ‘slid’ (like, dude, literally, smooth sailing) into daily usage, the more I’m enamoured with this thing in general. For a time, lotsa users’ experience articles out there moving from Grand Ole Windows to Linux, and I perused kinda many. The straw that broke my back (gurgle), was Windows 7’s constant FREEZING. It paused and shivered every second like an old man with arthritis it wasn’t funny anymore. It got me thinking, that wasn’t supposed to happen, right? I mean, every upgrade should improve. Duh. Billions of dollars over all those years and all we users get is still a clunky hunka junk. So yes, sorry, I felt betrayed in a way.

I guess that’s the sad part, though. How I ended up crawling grudgingly to Linux, when the attitude should be, how to appreciate open source and the sense of community. I should have done so in the first place. Then again, I’d like to think it’s not too late. Linux is forgiving. Haha. Anyway, let’s forget the awfully turbulent past and look forward to sliding into the future.

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