||[Feb. 23rd, 2012|02:26 am]
It has been 65 days since I wrote here. How sparse my writing without South Africa to complain about! I liken this to when I got married and found that I no longer wrote hundreds of poems, mostly because a) I'd been writing them for my future wife or b) I'd written them because I was without my future wife.|
Sadly, South Africa has not grown mellow and settled into soft middle age like me in my absence. It has, predictably, gotten even worse. If that entertains you, surf on over to frankvw - he does a far better job than I ever did. Only, I tried to always be extremely concise and he does no such thing.
But hang on, what is all this about soft middle age? It has been nothing of the sort! In a year we have spent just about everything we ever saved on relocating, arrived, moved twice, I've gotten a great job and now I am looking for something else again. Again I am confronted with Ruby work being rare in Auckland and again sharpening up my C# skills, like a super hero with a cape near a jet engine (badadish!) C# is such a good language, such a pity about the politics! Its so easy on Linux: type a bit in Vim, "gmcs" it, run it. Visual Studio should be that quick. Oh it is, if you can bring yourself to use the Windows "command line".
Which brings me to insomnia. I just wrote part of a C# test which I had to interrupt after the first section because it was getting to 10pm and I was getting tired. Now my "sleeping" is all C#, and muddled ideas of starting a programmer's club called "the Guild" at the local library. And its too hot and there are noises.