So much to do! So little time!

So many things to do! Now I’m trying to prioritize all these things!

- Raise R.
– Keep up to date on security issues (mostly for work).
– Learn to be a better programmer (see more below!).
– Learn about audio and how it works with computers.
– Practice the guitar (until I eventually get my new bass…)
– Training! (Swim, Bike, Run!) I’d really like to do another triathlon.
– Play more games.

- Programming:
Ruby (use at work). Great language for scripting admin type work.
Python. I’m feeling right now that I should have started with Python instead of Ruby. I enjoy Ruby, but the more I play with Python, the more I like it’s structure.
C. I’ve learned more about they way computers work with a week of C then just about all other time combined. So powerful! So simple! So dangerous! :D And very useful for fast, low-level stuff, like audio processing.
C++. I’ve not really dabbled with this language much. But I see it all over the place. And games! I think this will be my eventual path.

I feel like I’ve been really thinning down the things I want to do, but I still have a pretty big list. Where is the time going? How do I prioritize? Here it is, almost 22:00 and I have a million things I’d like to do before I go to bed. I guess I need to think about what can I do now, to give me more time later…

So, I guess I’ll drop Python for now. I use Ruby at work, so I at least have a scripting language under my belt. I’m having trouble with OOP (Object Oriented Programming) and I am hoping Python would help me out with that, since it is much more structured than Ruby.

I’ll continue with C for now. I’m finally starting to “get” pointers and it will help me with the audio programming. So I’ll continue with that as well.

The guitar I’m playing about twice a week. That’s not too bad, I guess. I think I can continue with that as well.

Training I have to start fitting in. I’ve lost about 35 pounds in less than 4 months. Not too shabby! But I haven’t been training. I have a “mud run” coming up on June 7th and feel completely unprepared. Then, I have a 1.4 mile swim in August and a half marathon in September. I’m also hoping to fit in a half century ride in the middle so I can at least have done the half iron man distance this year. So, where to fit it in? Running once a week shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Swimming will be tricky, but with the evening’s staying light, maybe I can start fitting in a lake swim after work once a week. This is a bit tricky with riding the bus to work, though. Green Lake is okay for about another month. Then, I wouldn’t mind swimming in Lake Washington. I guess I can probably take the car to a different park and ride to get to work, then hit the lake on the way home. And finally, the bike. That’ll either be Saturdays or Sundays, depending on A. I don’t think it’ll be too hard to do.

And that leaves… Play more games. I think this might have to suffer. It sucks because I use games as my wind down, but I just don’t see how I’m going to be able to fit even as much gaming in as I do. Maybe that C/C++ and audio experience can lead to some game development so I can get my fix.

And… I need to blog more. Well, it’s a work in progress :P

-beowuff

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