Boy, I fell down a huge rabbit hole on the coding front. Wanted to find a free and easy to implement “grid” for web pages. Most of them are not free, most are not easy. I downloaded a couple that had good ratings and found them confusing as all get-out. Harumph. So I suggested to myself that since I am a programmer myself, maybe I should just create a grid of my own. It’s based on standard HTML (and Bootstrap) tables, read-only (no editing of the data in the grid), but it works really well. Has a lot of functionality, optional sorting of data in columns, optional search options, pagination for large quantities of data, and more. Not too shabby. So now to start actually using it. I documented it as if I might release it, however, it’s really heavily reliant on my own code, and the CMS I’ve been working on. But …
Sunday evening we went to see Labyrinth for a 30-year run of the making of the movie. We hoped to meet up with some friends, but one of them was sick. Sad, but oh well. It was fun to see it on the big screen again.
Last night CJ went to SF to have dinner with her boss who is in town (he is based in Utah). The two of them get along well, he relies heavily on her which is great. So they got to talk shop and all that face-to-face instead of over the phone or in instant messaging/email/whatever.
CJ took the plunge today to go see a doctor about having the cataract surgery she’s been needing since after her torn retina several years ago. (She’s been putting it off …) She needs to lose some weight (anesthetics — overweight can be a problem), but has over a month or so, and they’re talking about 10 pounds, so it’s not a lot — she doesn’t have the date for the surgery, but it will be in November. It may take three weeks of recovery (because of various factors) for everything to settle, but by that point her vision should be much better in the one eye. Hope so.
I have a small skin irritation on my chin. I was supposed to see a doctor this afternoon, but Kaiser blew it on the scheduling front and I got rescheduled with a different doctor for tomorrow … sheesh. Luckily it’s minor (not bleeding, no sharp pains), but it is an annoyance. Mostly it sometimes itches, but I am trying not to scratch it. Ah well. The verities of life, I guess.
I started looking at getting teaching credentials so I could teach Secondary school (preferably high school) … with all the new tech I’ve been learning I could handle computer classes as well as whatever. I mean, I am not sure if I could get a job teaching theater, with so many schools cutting back on arts programs. (argh!) It doesn’t look too complex, but I will have to examine it better. I keep getting sidetracked. D’oh.
We haven’t done a lot of SCA lately because of her work, and things like the latest big event was in Eureka, and hotel space was gone super quickly. The next big one is in Quincy and there’s very little hotel space in the area … so we’re looking at Mists Coronet, then Boar Hunt (haven’t missed that) and Twelfth Night (January). BUT, we’re busy doing stuff in the background. CJ still works with the exchequer a bit to help out (but she is not doing a LOT — partially because of job); I am doing my usual award list, history site, etc. (Part of the reason for all the coding lately is an eventual move of the awards list to the web …)
Well, wanted to do a quick catch-up … nothing huge going on, but it’s nice to get some social time in … we’re both introverts in some ways, and it’s very easy to just hole-up and not go anywhere or do anything.