Well, my wonderful Subaru WRX with a gadzillion (162k) miles on it blew a head gasket just before Halloween, and I JUST got it back. It’s much happier now, several thousand dollars later. In the mean time I bought a backup Subaru for dirt cheap that lasted exactly as long as my more-favoriter Subaru was in the shop and then started overheating and spewing forth steam. They told me today that it might be a head gasket. Irony.
Anyway, I have at least one very happy car, so I’m ok, hopefully for a few more years.
In other news, I now have THREE Blogs going. Yes, I’ve been cheating on chiplynch.com. I know that you, my vast readership, are very sad because it means I might be posting here less. But, there is hope! You can read at least one of my other Blogs whenever you want at ChipMonkey’s Coding Corner. I’m trying to write a few small pieces of software — get back on the wagon so to speak — and thought that would be motivation.
The OTHER Blog I’m starting is for work. I don’t think there’s a public URL, but if I find one I’ll let you know. Deloitte (the new big print on the business card, dwarfing my name just next to it) puts some emphasis on sharing knowledge, but, in counterpoint to the previous intranet, actually makes it possible to do that. They even have a wiki — can you imagine how excited I am about that?!?!
So, three blogs. Wish me luck. Work has subsided for December (the project starts back up in January), so I have some free time to pursue these things, so hopefully we’ll set some good habits and generate something useful.
On a related note, in terms of my personal writing endeavors, I think I’m giving up on NanoWrimo… this year was another epic-fail for Chip, but, I’m taking that in stride and just interpreting it to mean that I wasn’t meant to be a speed-writer. I’m still hoping to write a book one of these days, but I’m going to have to take a bit more time to do it.