Weeknote 10 Aug 2018

Weeknote 10 Aug 2018

Work

I established a plan for the next few months in regards to GraphQL and got that ready to roll next week.

I've previously mentioned our Code Academy. I was able to review some of their projects (not tests this time, but bigger projects) and it was fun. I also presented the background jobs presentation I worked on.

The thing that kept me busy most of the time however was an issues due to a race condition. Code in place for almost ten years and we just reached the point where concurrency raised its ugly head. Fortunately, it was straightforward to address.

While not quite work related, the Dallas Ruby Brigade meetup was this past week. It's been quite fun this year as they've been hopping around each month to different companies that use Ruby to see what they've been doing. I had them out back in May at the Power Home Remodeling office in Dallas. Really love visiting the companies and learning how different, yet similar, we all are.

Movie of the week

Christopher Robin. I've been a huge Winnie the Pooh fan since I was a kid. The film was a lot of fun. Nothing academy award winning, but I'll likely catch it again once it hits Netflix or something. My wife and I were smiling all the way through.

XIA: Legends of a Drift System

My game of XIA ended with a loss. It came down to a last ditch attempt to win by destroying the enforcer ship or lose by simply having the clock run out on me. I was thwarted by a grand series of miserable dice rolls.

Defeated

Mansions of Madness Second Edition

So I've moved on to my next game, Mansions of Madness. It can be soloed due to its related companion app which helps you set the game up and guides you through the scenario you're playing.

I've chosen one that's a form of murder mystery like the game of Clue. I've been invited to a party where the host is certain one of his guests are attempting to kill him. It's up to me to figure out which one and thwart the attempt. I've only just begun but already had to save myself from insanity due to some strange symbol I came across. I'm sure things will go terribly wrong from here.

Top photo credit: unsplash-logoJohnson Wang

About Wade Winningham

After teaching myself to program using Turtle and Basic on my Atari 400 in the 80's, I've continued to learn and grow into the jack-of-all-trades developer I am today.

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