I'm tired and want to sleep, but I figured I could contribute a post before I retire for the night. Perhaps my mind is fatigued, but I was going to write about how busy I've been, but come to think of it, I can't enumerate exactly what's eaten my time for the last couple of weeks. I have a feeling it's something along the lines of death by one thousand cuts, which for me would be one thousand little small timesinks. So rather than dwell, let's look forward.
I'm quite excited about attending MangoCon next week. This will be my first IT In-service / conference since the career change. I became involved with the mangolassi.it community in October, and it has been a great experience. I feel like I've learned more about my craft in the last nine months, than I have in the last three years. This learning has been more conceptual, rather than raw skills. Now, I've acquired some bare-to-the-metal knowledge as well, but after joining and participating I feel more knowledgeable about what IT actually is, and how I fit into the world. Quite an empowering feeling.
Well, I lied. One thing did some to mind in the realm of "busy." I've had a successful deployment of a Discord server for my guild on Project 1999. Learned a good bit on the fly, and if you're in need of a good platform for group chat and group voice chat, Discord is polished and reliable.