Once more I'm going to give this a try. Maybe even gain some *gasp* discipline while doing so.
That being said, it's been a busy year around these here parts. Here's what we've gotten done since Jan-2017:
So, as you can see, we've been busy but productive. And now we being production on Season 21. 21... Fuck me, I'm old. And I've been here for a very very long ass time.
On that note, I've started working towards a degree in Software Development in the hopes I can leverage that on top of my production experience to shift back into making content instead of just building the machine that the content makers use. Already into my second term and I'm over 30% of the way to my degree. This is possible because I am "attending" Western Governors University. I say it like that since it's an online only university, but is still fully accredited. The neat thing about their approach is what they call "Competency Based Learning". So, there's no letter grading system. You just take tests that judge your competency level in a given subject and if you pass a certain threshold, you are considered good enough.
Since I have a couple decades of IT production experience, a lot of which has involved coding in various forms, not to mention my own self driven forays into programming, I've been able to test out of most the courses in the first term without even having to read the course materials. And the rest I was able to knock out relatively quickly. So I got done 9 courses in my first term, instead of the usual 4. That was nice. Even nicer was the fact that some of the credits I'd earned at USC, even though it was over 20 years ago, transferred over, so that gave me a extra terms worth of credits. I hopefully will test on this next course, which is really just a basic intro to HTML and CSS, most of which I already know and the rest I could guess reliably.
I'm finding the really challenging stuff to be the business informatics and political philosophies they are also trying to teach in this course. I can understand why they feel this info is necessary since most of the course participants will end up working in corporate environments, but since I have the luxury of not giving a fuck about that shit, I find it rather mind numbing. Which is true of any information I don't feel I would have need for in my life. Again, the joys of being a fussy bitch.
And that's it for today's brain dump. I promise future ones will be both more frequent, and much shorter.