Friday I started yet another online course (also from Udemy) on building a CMS (Content Management System) from scratch.
While there are some minor annoyances with this one, I have completed the first part, and am thrilled. I have my little routines set up to pull data from a table and load a menu (a simple menu, but a menu none-the-less), and I am starting to see code running through my head, puzzling out how to do some of the bigger projects that have been floating around waiting for me to get here.
Friday, however, CJ was home from work. Sigh. She was trying to do some SCA exchequery stuff, and we had home network-fu. Argh. Spent a lot of time running upstairs, downstairs, comparing things, trying to get it to work, all kinds of … fun. What’s weird is that after all that, the closest I could get is her machine requesting a username and password to connect to the desktop, which I have never required. Er? Today (Sunday), however, it is working. Microsoft’s home networking leaves a lot to be desired, I tell ya’.
Friday evening we took my mother and brother Tim to dinner at the Claim Jumper restaurant in Concord. They were staying at a hotel near the Concord airport. Concord has an airport? Who knew. (Well, lots of people, I just never realized it was more than a private-plane type airport …) Yesterday we got them in the morning, headed to the BART station, hopped on BART to SF, and got off at the Embarcadero. Walked past and through the Farmer’s Market and straight to the ferry, caught the next ferry to Sausolito.
Spent the rest of the morning and early afternoon there, walking up and down, stopping in a couple shops. My wife found something pretty cool for her sister, most likely a Christmas present.
Found a bulk-candy store (think it was there the last time mom and Tim were here …) and bought some Salt Water Taffy and some Bit O’Honey pieces (had a craving a few months ago and couldn’t find it anywhere). About a lb. I guess. Gonna try to be good and only eat a small amount at a time, so it lasts longer than usual (I tend to binge on this stuff). We had lunch at a nice little deli there.
Before catching the ferry we had this incredible view across the bay of San Francisco:
It was a bit warm, bit a nice day. Wended our way to BART and home, and we hung out here for a couple hours just chatting.
Took them to dinner at Great Wall (Chinese food in Lafayette), always good. Took them to the hotel and got home … had some wine, collapsed a bit. A good day although tiring. Mom, in her 80s, did pretty well there.
Today Jeremy and Dawn are coming over, so CJ can train him on some of the exchequery stuff. Having dinner, then we’re done with the social activities. Gad. Sometimes it can be tiring.
Tomorrow CJ has off as well, she’s planning on just being a vegetable, watch some videos, do some needlework, not much else. Me, I have to get back into a groove, back to walking, back to “stuff”. And back to my Udemy class, and see if I can make more headway and learn more about what I need here. And of course apply for jobs, and … sigh. Getting tired of that, 5 months … two interviews. That’s it. Hard on the ego. Sigh.