Friday, August 29, 2008

End of Week 4

(Hey, missed a week!) Still trying to get into the 4-day work week schedule (4 days, 10 hours). Just getting the extra hour of sleep on Friday does wonders to help the recovery; been pretty toasted the last few weekends!

Going into a "4-day weekend" means I can actually get into some long-deferred projects...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Feel like crap

Spent yesterday trying to catch-up on sleep; didn't work. Started packing gear for the Tuesday event at work.

Work up early this morning to deal with some off-cycle stuff at work; sleep cycle totaled again.

Hope I can do something tomorrow...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Getting back into gear, part deux

Wow, spent the last few days trying to wrap my head around what has been happening at Drupal since I last really was in it.

I knew about DrupalCon (Szeged), I knew that View2 was in RC for v6. I thought Panels2 was ready for v6 (can't find it), and I was hoping someone would port some other stuff I have been using.

Mostly, I am realizing that whatever I have built in v5 will probably stay there, and any new stuff will come up in v6. With v7 already on the horizon (early '09), have to hurry.

Did dump my local WAMP/Drupal install and refreshed the build, so my foundation is up to speed. Looks very similar, though some of the verbage has changed (for the better). Have to try themes in v6; the method for altering and importing CSS supposed to have changed; something about a "theme registry."

Back to it...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Getting back in gear

Been far too distracted with photo stuff; need to get back into my day-job stuff. Like "paying my dues" for use of open-source projects. Especially Drupal.

Drupal is a wonderful thing, but it does require knowledge maintenance. Very fast moving; not for those that like a sedate pace. Definitely not for those that complain about wanting new features, but not wanting to put in the "sweat equity."

Put in time for about a year, participating in the discussion forums, and occasionally in the issues queues, but as I said, I got distracted. Gotta get back.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Week 2

Have to get back in the saddle for Week 2 of the "grand experimental" 4-day work week.

Coming out of Week 1, some thoughts;
- It is like changing shifts; getting into it is hard.
- For those with families, this may be hard. For single-parents, this is going to be brutal.
- Since this is a short-term thing (3 months), I don't think management will realize all the issues they might run into if it becomes a long-term/semi-permanent thing.
- Having Fridays off is kinda nice.
- Having Fridays off is just another day for weekend chores.
- Will probably burn even more fuel than in a 5-day work week. We're not parked all day!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008


little toot
Going through some old photos, and came across this one that caused a minor childhood flashback moment.

Remember "Little Toot"?

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Last Work Friday

last scheduled work friday, for a bit

The workplace has determined that they are going to "experiment" with the 4-day work week. 4 days, 10 hours, Friday off. Strange arrangements to accommodate holidays (big arguments there!).

We shall see how it goes; from the viewpoint an IT support professional, I see problems. There is an assumption by users that services will be available at all times...