Friday, July 27, 2018

Sorry I must have dozed off

Have I been asleep very long?

Jeesh. Life has been full of busy, yet unremarkable things, so the blogging impetus just hasn't been there. I just migrated this blog back from AWS to Google, mainly because I didn't see a benefit in paying for hosting. So there's that.

I'm studying for another cert (AWS Developer), and it's a real brain bender. In a good way. I grew up in the infrastructure (firewalls/routers/switches) side of the house, which has been really insulated from the people who make the apps. It's been an excellent learning opportunity and I'm enjoying it, but its a constant reminder of the fact the more I learn, the less I know.

The basement project got kicked off in March, and is still dragging on but at least they are working fast and furiously towards the end. I'm thinking there's still a few weeks to go, but maybe they'll surprise me.

We went to Vail for a week around the 4th of July, and it was incredible. We went rafting, down the Arkansas river, downhilling at Vail (that was just me), hiking at Shriner's Pass, kayaking in Lake Dillon, and just generally had a great time. The weather and scenery was so beautiful, it was hard to come back to flat and hot Kansas.

I just recently started turning the pedals again, and have been enjoying it as much as I can whilst realizing how slow and out of shape I am. I started riding flats instead of clipping in, and that's been a revelation. I enjoy it a ton, and don't see why I'd clip in again unless I'm racing or riding flow.

That's it for now. I'll try and get some Vail pics up before too long.