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Back-Log of Work, Twine Invite and a Pit in my Stomach

29 May 2008 No Comment

Ordinarily I’d say "work has been crazy" but lately life in general has been crazy.  I have an excess of things which are all scrambling for time in my conscious mind. 

My recent thumb injury is healing but the nerve damage is causing a lot of problems. Imagine constant, intense pins and needles in your thumb, not being sure if you’re holding something with adequate grip pressure and lastly severe shooting pains on the slightest touch. Yes I know, boo hoo, wah wah.

Prentice Hall was nice enough to send me a bunch of books (of my choosing) free gratis in the hope I’d read them and provide some feedback. I barely have time for food let alone reading but one book that’s been cracked a few times is "SOA Principles of Service Design". [LINK] I’ve even come up with a horrible joke on the topic…

"Did you hear the one about the anti-social WSDL?….He was a real pain in the SaaS".
Ugh, *groan* that’s almost too bad to write down.

So I’m working through this book and will publish some thoughts when I’ve gotten through enough of it to do it justice.

I’ve come up with a number of projects ideas which I’m hoping to develop on a common framework. I need an outlet more to rid my mind of this stuff than to achieve anything particular. Not sure if that statement objectively makes sense but hopefully if folks know me they’ll understand what I mean.

I have (finally) gotten access to Nova’s Twine Beta [LINK], I have high expectations and will post more on my experiences in the coming weeks.

Lastly, I have a pit in my stomach this morning as Karen is undergoing another round of chemo today. I cannot convey in words how hard this is for all involved (Karen, our kids and if I’m feeling selfish, myself also).

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