Weeknotes 2018 Nov 2

Weeknotes 2018 Nov 2

I'm somewhat back to a normal week in that every day of it has been a workday. What's still different is that my in-laws are still with us for a bit so my wife's days have been busy interacting with them.

Other than the extra people in the house, it doesn't impact my day too much. My wife and I are mostly getting backlogged on the television shows we typically watch.


We did all see a couple of films I'd already seen before. We watched Ant-Man and The Wasp, and last night, Big Trouble in Little China came on the tube and we all ended up watching the entire thing. Big Trouble always gets a laugh out of me no matter how many times I see it.


The entire family also enjoyed a game of Roll for It, which is a simple, luck-based dice-chunker that's a bit fun.

Roll For It from Calliope Games


My title is Solution Architect, and that typically means I should be focused on technical direction of our application. Not working on a team that's delivering distinct functionality.

My week typically entails enough distraction that it's hard to make progress on what I should be doing. I have a personal goal to at least dedicate 75% of my week towards my architectural duties. This is the first full week I've really started tracking that and I came in at around 50%.

That 50% felt like it was the majority of my week, but I've obviously got some focusing to do and likely a bit of saying No to some things.

Top photo credit unsplash-logoLalitphat Phunchuang
Wade Winningham

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.