subtitle $(modmsg 2020-03-12)
I recently earned a promotion at work. I'm now a
__Library Technician II__, working in the Career Center and
the Small Business Services. I'm liking the job so far: in the Career
Center, I help people find work and get better work, and upstairs I help
people who want to start their own businesses. I'm learning a lot about
business as a side-effect. I do *not* want to start my own.
I've been __biking__ to work now for about a month. It's
amazing. My legs hurt a lot (I think I'm still getting used to it; plus
I need to try rolling them out at home) but I feel more energetic, more
mentally fit, more healthy in general. Plus I love my bike! I should put
a picture on here sometime.
Our new __marriage__ is going very well. We were always a
team, but now we're, like, *officially* a team. I love referring
to her as my wife. I love talking about how marriage is the same as
dating in the ways that people say it'll be different, and different in
the ways they say it'll be the same. I love having a partner.
I *was* __crocheting__ a lot around Christmastime,
but I've since stopped. I want to get back into it. Making things with
my hands is very satisfying, more so than writing: I know when I'm done
with a crocheted piece.
I got a copy of K & R's <cite>The C Programming Language</cite> and
tried to read through it. I got about a third of the way through and
lost interest. Of course, I was also trying to
__program__ a new static site generator for acdw.net, so C
took a back seat. I'm slowly trying to piece an SSG together using
shell, awk, and make. I want it to be as POSIX as possible, as a
challenge. I've got a pretty good
<a href="https://git.sr.ht/~acdw/hell/">shell-to-HTML converter</a>
and I'm just working on developing a macro-type language and interpreter
in awk to convert documents to shell, so I can pipe those into a
templating thing. It's kind of big to me, still.
I've started this __website__ over. I want it to be much
smaller, much more *me*: it was before, but it was unfocused. I
threw everything in there. I want to be more cognizant of what I
publish, and make the whole thing more ... *professional*
is the wrong word, but I don't know the right one. Thoughtful?