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I’m been busy, and lazy, and without a camera, and busy and lazy some more. This basically means I’ve had trouble mustering the energy required to post to this site.

I’m sure my readers, all four of you, don’t mind.

Here’s what’s going on in my world:

Jenny and I started our Physics class last night. I’m going to have to study harder than I’ve ever had to study before. Mainly because of the Calculus involved that I’ve not been taught yet. Jenny hasn’t had it in years so she has some refreshing to do. Hopefully she’ll then be able to give me a hint here or there.

At work I’ve been getting deeper and deeper into developing C# applications (both ASP.NET and .NET windows clients). This is pretty huge for me because I’ve never actually developed code that needed to be compiled. I’ve pretty much exclusively worked with scripting languages. Learning more Object Oriented programming has been fascinating and I really would like to pick up Python or Ruby to keep with my interpretive scripting roots.

I’ve learned a few new tricks with T-SQL that I wish I knew years ago. The Guru’s Guide to Transact-SQL is a godsend.

Today specifically I’ve been jealously reading about my friend Todd’s trip to Alaska and enjoying his classic Alaskan photos.

Over the past two weeks or more I’ve bookmarked probably 50-60 different things that I was going to mention here. Oh well, maybe next time. I think I might try to fashion up one of them handy link blogs. Of course that sounds like it would take a lot of effort and I’m trying to remind myself that I don’t have any effort to spare. That sounds pretty sad. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s all about priorities. Or something like that.

Pole Vaulting resumes in October and I hope to make it a priority.

Lately I’ve been listening to a few of the IT Conversations and tonight I downloaded (but haven’t listened to) the Stephen Wolfram talk at the SDForum. One that I did listen to and would recommend to everyone I know (techie and non-techie alike) is the interview with Bruce Schneier. This was an eye-opener for me, plus it caused me to add yet another book to my wishlist.

Meetup.com has redesigned and if I could somehow make it, I’d love to go to a few of the meetups I’m registered for. I like meeting people now that I’m more comfortable socially. This is directly a result of the customer interactions, i.e. practice, that I have a Summit Hut. It’s a good feeling to know that I can make new friends, just like when I was a kid, but it does remind me of the friendships that I’ve lost from those days and that is a bit sad. Oh well, life happens.

And that’s my wrap up for these past few weeks. I’ll try not to be a stranger, but you shouldn’t either. All four of you.

Originally published on Wednesday September 8, 2004 at 11:13 pm

[3] Comments

Aaron, according to Bloglines.com you have 8 subscribers!!!!! But only 4 are public so I can't verify the identities of the other 4. Maybe they are really sad that you haven't posted recently.

Anyway, I am glad to read you again, and I hope you get a new camera soon!

Lance said this 13 years, 3 months ago §

What about me ????? I'm number 5 or maybe number 9 according to Lance.

ch said this 13 years, 3 months ago §

Thanks guys - appreciate your support.

Aaron said this 13 years, 3 months ago §

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