Home Again

So it turns out WordPress converts html code to characters. Guess the joke in my last post didn’t work. Oh well, live and learn.

We returned from our holiday a week or two ago and have since got back to work. As I half expected I didn’t get time to write or learn while we were overseas, I had far more important¬†things to do. It was a holiday after all!

On the work front things are changing. My position has been moved from the Service Desk to the “Administration” team within the service centre, basically meaning I am one of the primary administrators of our ITSM tool. It has been pretty interesting in the day or two where I have actually been able to “administer” the system, but the transition project is at a point where we can’t do too much to the system, so I am helping out some other areas currently.

Part of this new role is writing Javascript, and the system is built on AngularJS, both of which are courses I could take at Codecademy. So that is something that I have put on my to-do list when I get a chance. This is all being hampered by the new podcasts I have gotten in to (The Black Tapes, Within the Wires) and new games which will be coming out (No Man’s Sky). Holy crap I am keen for No Man’s Sky.

While I was away I had an idea for an app reinforced, but I am struggling to find time to learn how I would be able to go about starting to create it. By the time I get home from work I’m basically spent, and on the weekends I will spend them with my Patrice or relaxing. I’m considering trying to save time at work and take a whole week off, and use that week for productive things, but I know if I did that I wouldn’t actually get anything done. It’s a tough circle.

Once again I’m going to say how I would like to keep the blog more updated. I’m really hoping that getting a laptop I can take to and from work will help out with that, and, well, I am writing now aren’t I? Maybe I’ll make a habit of it. Fingers crossed!

< Two Days!

For those of you who don’t recognise ridiculous unicode references in HTML, that stands for Less Than.

We leave in 44 hours or so, and it’s very exciting. We have got some Euros and some GB Pounds (as we discovered there are other types of pounds, such as Gibraltar Pounds), and have pretty much packed our bags. The animals have been around a fair bit and they have been very sooky, almost like they know what’s going on. We are definitely going to miss them.

The air-ships we are getting the whole way are Boeing A-380’s, which come with in-flight wifi ($1 for 500mb) and power outlets to every seat, which means I should be able to at least write a bit, if not try continue to learn Javascript on the way over. I might even redesign my website (ha. I say that all the time).

Now all that’s left is to actually¬†go.

I’m Back (Like Baby Got)

I am posting again on my blog. It has been a long time and reading some of my old stuff made me cringe. It is funny, however, that at the end of the second-last post about OSX I mention not getting a new laptop, and that’s exactly what I have done. Oh well. (Thank you Patrice <3)

Lots has changed since last update, most of which I don’t particularly want to write about. Coming up however (9 days, 23 hours, 33 minutes, 42..41.. seconds) Patrice and I are embarking on a trip to Europe, and I would like to chronicle some of that here, in everlasting digitalness. I can’t promise photos, or that anyone other than us will read it, but hey, blog maybe?

Other things I’m currently doing: Learning ServiceNow (ITSM/Cloud tool) which I am now a certified system administrator, Trying to learn Javascript, dealing with our new cat Pumpkin, Taking pictures with our new(ish) camera, and coming up with great ideas what I have not fleshed out at all but are totally a great idea. Virtual Reality is also pretty fresh right now, with Oculus and Vive launching. I wouldn’t mind getting one but they are not cheap. Maybe next generation?

Work hasn’t changed much, but it may in the future. With my ServiceNow admin credentials I’m looking to transition away from the Service Desk to the Service Management Project / maintenance of the application / development of new modules perhaps, so that will be interesting.

That’s all for now.