Itâs been over a month since Iâve posted anything. I canât really say that Iâve been too busyâIâve been enjoying the summer. Since the kids got out of school, itâs difficult to get much work done. So, everything is on hold until September.
I havenât even been tweeting lately. I guess I feel social media fatigue and am waning a little on Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc. Everything I think of to write about seems too mundane to write once I start typing it. So, I donât write it. This is not what a blog is all about. A blog should allow you to write what you want regardless of whether it is worthy of someoneâs attentionâif they want to read it, they will (or wonât). I seem to be experiencing an inexplicable self-consciousness whenever I start writing something lately. It will pass soon, Iâm sure.
On the tech side, Iâve been playing around with Silverlight a lot. I have a hot and cold relationship with it. Sometimes it seems like such a gimmicky technology which flies in the face of web standards. At other times it seems like something that is so cool, you shouldnât ignore it. Iâm getting a lot of agents calling me about WPF work in the banking sectorâso it may be picking up soon (since WPF will probably lead to Silverlight work).
I just got back from a week-long holiday in Parisâwell, actually most of it was spent at Disneyland. I listened to some Michel Thomas French CDs before going over and tried to use French as much as possible with varying levels of success. Despite learning Mandarin and Vietnamese, I failed the only semester I took of French in high school and always had trouble with masculine and feminine nouns (I had the same trouble when learning Hindi and Spanish). I think I learned more in the past few weeks than I did that entire high school course. Still, my French knowledge is really lackingâbut having finally visited France, I am motivated to learn more of it. It was a lot of fun, and very easy to travel to from London on the Eurostar.
Now that summer is drawing to a close, itâs time to get back to work. Iâm going to either start looking for more Overpass clients or find a contract somewhere. The next few weeks will be pretty busy.