asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Checking in.

I've been busy busy busy, but I didn't want to let another day go by without checking in at LJ.

It's still mostly "formless and void", but in case you're wondering, the WordPress site for my remarks on the Book of Genesis is here:

I've been putting in a lot of hours at my day job, because I want to get good at it, and in general the way to get good at something is to do it a lot. Despite being a lifelong nerd for science and technology, I'm coming to the IT career field fairly late in life, so I'm working hard to get up to speed.

Today's big project was a trip to Cedar Hills Crossing in Beaverton (via TriMet, being as I've been carless since April) to get my Macbook Pro looked at by the good folks at Simply Mac. The device quit working a few weeks ago (I think I may have spilled a beverage on the keyboard) and my main concern is to recover the data stored on the device, primarily several months of journal entries from my last months at The Undisclosed Location. If I can bring the machine back to life again at an affordable cost, so much the better.

And I am now officially registered for classes at Portland Community College. Come January I'll be taking an introductory computer course and a programming logic course. The latter looks very interesting and useful, the former ... well, I've promised myself that I am going to rid myself of the "this is too simple, I'm too smart for this stuff" mentality which has been my main stumbling-block in education. So I will happily begin at the beginning with this introductory course, and I am certain that there are gaps in my knowledge that it will fill. And then I get to go on to the more advanced (and interesting) courses.
Tags: journal

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