Adventure Log, Part II

It’s been three weeks since I posted that last entry, but it’s been a somewhat eventful three weeks. I moved the weekend after that. I’ve been on various spurts of productivity and non; Tonight, for example, was very productive. I did a fair amount of coding work on a project I’ve been working on; I figured out how to get my router set up with OpenVPN in a non-standard way (It’s mounting my windows box for it’s config files, as well as the OpenVPN executable, giving me a fair bit more flexibility than I’d otherwise have). I also dived some into Quagga, which I need to get working to make fullest use of OpenVPN. I configured my work Ubuntu box substantially; It’s now making pretty full use of it’s graphics card (though it turns out that there’s a nasty tradeoff involved; I can either have my monitor rotated the way I want or have full graphical effects; Since they’re both cosmetic, I went for the graphical effects.)

I’ve also, since last writing, gotten a significant amount done in my personal life: I’ve convinced myself to join a dating site and message a girl (Though not gotten a response from that one, I think I can do this once more). Aforementioned programming project took a significant amount of getting over mental blocks; I figured out how to use SVN properly, and have myself a repository now. It is also heavily perl and regex based, which is good for me.

In the past few weeks, I’ve managed to get a number of other things done; I got my PS3 and Xbox set up in my new place so they can browse media, I got  OpenVPN set up between my work and cloud machines, as well as my work machine upgraded with my old desktop graphics card, enabling me to use it as a proper desktop.

Some of this progress has come at the expense of work, though; I know I’m not keeping up with my work as well as I used to. I did recently change to a new schedule, and that’s part of it, but a big part of it is just that I’m not doing anything. I’ve gotten some good insights, though, into many things; I’ve delved deep into areas that aren’t as common for the support team, and I’m certain that I have the best breadth and often depth of knowledge of the frontline group (and I think I stack favorably against the escalations group, too). We’ll see how it works out, though; Stuff has been bad at work for a few weeks, but maybe it is turning itself around.