2:31 PM Thursday, June 7, 2018
Just realized yesterday, when a coworker remarked how 3 of us old timers have more experience at Market Track than everyone else currently in the office combined, that I just had my 15th anniversary at the same company. 15 years. I guess officially, it won't be 15 years at Market Track until November, but still, 15. Crazy. Back in the office mostly. Office renovations is nice. Have a lot less space. Finally completely unpacked a box I've probably been carrying around since we moved to the Sears Tower? I don't have a cubicle to hide it in anymore. Nice eating out again and knowing exactly the nutritional value of the food (mostly). Better than when I worked at home in the kitchen. As for the shoulder, only have a couple more PT sessions. Apparently I'm far enough along that insurance won't pay for any more. And have my followup with the ortho next week, so hoping I get the sign off to start biking again. With medical clearance. Working on some home networking upgrades. Got my pi-holes up and running. Definitely seems faster (not sure how much is not requesting ads or having a local DNS server. Need to install the UPS for the closet, finally got one after the last power outage. And finally getting some additional fans for cooling in that room. Hopefully that will work to get better circulation, and I won't look into getting a tiny AC unit for the room, however tempting it may be. Oh, watched WWDC 2018 on Monday, and with no new Mac mini announcements, went ahead and ordered up the parts for a Hackintosh Mac mini. That should be interesting. Replacing my main home server (specifically for Plex transcoding). Had to double check on data speeds with my Drobo 5D to make sure that wasn't the bottleneck, and it actually might have been, because I had too much data in a single volume I think. Moving stuff to a secondary volume made things speed up like 5x. Also, I guess when macOS Mojave gets released, and my current Mac minis and iMac are no longer supported, I'll look into upgrading those. Found a Wonderall close to work, so tried out Thai rolled ice cream for the first time yesterday. I tried the green tea, which had marshmallows as the mix in, so I think it was a bad choice to show off the mixing. Just tasted like green tea ice cream.
8:24 PM Sunday, May 20, 2018
PT’s good. Had pretty good range of motion and strength, but still have some muscle tightness and knots and stuff from being in the slign. Having to build up the smaller stabilizers, and shoulder blade stuff, to get better. Stretching definitely helps. Extra 2 weeks working from home while they did office renovations was nice. Ate worse though. Looking forward to eating healthier back in the office. Got Tracy a ukelele for Mother’s Day. Much easier to play vs. a guitar. Reinvigorated my guitar learning as well. Maybe we could do a duet at some point. Almost definitely getting the garage redone this summer. About time. Got my NUC setup at home. Pretty nice and fast. Not entirely 100% stable though. Gotta iron that out. Also ordered up a Raspberry Pi to setup Pi-Hole.
10:15 PM Sunday, May 6, 2018
Loving not being in the sling. Having full use, well, relatively full use of both arms is great. Actually hopped back on the bikes today, just up and down the alley, to see what it was like, while the kids scootered and biked. I think I could be back up and biking much sooner rather than later. It's only been like 8 weeks since I took the Clubman out, and the drivetrain (mostly the chain) is already showing rust. That's crazy. As far as I can tell, the bike is still good and solid. I should bring in the Xtracycle for the annual checkup, and if I can get ready by Memorial Day, maybe take it out for Bike the Drive. Hung out with the Grady's a bit this weekend, with the Jacksons' playing in backyards and the aforementioned alley scootering. Tracy broke the grill out all weekend, I made waffles for the first time in a while. Finally broke out the power washer I got last summer. Kinda did the garage doors, and really did the front porch, and did half the front fence. Then I got tired. But pretty cool. Officially working from home for the next couple weeks as the office renovations started. Since I don't have an RDP machine always on in the office, I'm going to set up a NUC here at home for it. I tried an Amazon Workspaces and Azure Virtual Machine, but neither was either as easy, or as cheap as I hoped it would be for a relatively responsive machine. So, I'll use the nice fat AT&T Fiber connection and just leave one up at home.
11:36 PM Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Officially out of the sling. Time to start PT. Also means I can start going back into the office, which is funny, because starting next week they're doing some renovations, so I'll be working from home again for I think a week or two. Not quite sure if I'll have enough space for all my monitors though in the new space. Not really cubes, more like desks. Had Lucy's 8th birthday party at the house last Sunday. 12 7-8 year old kids in the house. Tracy had some painting and cookie decorating activities, which went over pretty well. Still pretty crazy. Surprised that the dress up and costumes got the most play, which is actually pretty cool. And a bunch of the girls played with Jackson's Matchbox Ultimate Garage. Also, the cake from Dairy Queen was pretty good. Snuck away after to see Whitney at Piece. Also saw Leo and Con, which was funny because Jackson tagged along. Haven't been back there or seen Whitney in a pretty long time. Pretty much caught up on Billions. It's good stuff. Loved the Netrunner callout. Finally put all the LEGO away. Not well though, need to find a better display/storage solution for the built sets.