asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Sunday night: Getting with the program.

I didn't get as much done this weekend as I'd hoped, but I did manage to get through Shir haShirim (Song of Songs) to the end, which was the Bible project I'd tasked myself with a few weeks ago. It's not that long - only 117 verses, although the verses tend to be longish - and it's part of the liturgy (read publicly on the eve of the Sabbath and/or Passover, depending on local custom). Plus it's really beautiful, and it is referenced by countless Israeli pop songs. So I wanted to sit down and take the time to get familiar with it. There are some grammatical anomalies in the Hebrew, and a few words I had to look up (with no help from the Artscroll non-translation) but overall it was pretty smooth going.

Today (Sunday) I spent some time working on programming, although I didn't get as much done as I would have liked. I've dabbled in C++ and Visual Basic, but I've decided to get serious about learning Python and C# in Visual Studio. Right now I'm working through a tutorial where you make a timed arithmetic quiz app. Now that I'm on GitHub, I can leave feedback on the tutorial and join discussion forums for learners.

The weather here has finally started clearing up, and we're getting patches of sunshine from time to time. We're not quite out of the winter weather yet - it's expected to be cold this week, and we might even get one or two more days of snow before it's all over. But thankfully we've had a mild winter overall, and I haven't had to test my snow-driving prowess on these hilly roads yet.

Tomorrow is pay day, and that means I finally get to drive my car down to the tire shop and get a set of new tires. Not the most exciting thing to spend a big check of my paycheck on, but it's gotta be done; and given the road conditions, and my remote-ish location, I think it'll be prudent to invest in a good quality set.

So, off to bed, and then to another work week.
Tags: automotive, geekery, hebrew, weather

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