I am not a programmer.

I finished the big EJS challenge in my web development class.  I didn’t do so well though.  I actually only knew how to do 2 out of 21 problems.  And her hints rarely helped me.  I just don’t get EJS.  It doesn’t do much, but what it does is all powerful.  But she recommended taking a few days off and trying to challenge again and seeing if you do better.  I’m not going to do that.  I am moving on to SQL.  With EJS, I can always read the online documentation, it is well covered.  I think I mentioned I tried to find a book on it on Amazon and couldn’t, there is just not enough material to warrant a book I guess.  I will not be done with the class by February 28th.  No chance.  But I shouldn’t be that far off.  I still am hoping for a launch day of March 31st though.  Just means I have to work harder.


33 days till Spring, Kurtis the weather guy said it looks like it might warm up end of February, that’d be nice.


Weather patterns have shifted.  The 22nd and the 25th look like nice days for a drive as of now.  Sweet, I am going to ArctiCon, assuming the weather doesn’t change it’s mind.  I’m gonna be leaving a little later than I had initially intended.  Gotta wait for the mail on the 22nd.  But it’s all good.  Get to sleep in an extra hour.

The plan is leave as soon as the mail gets here (between 9 and 10)  and drive to the Region.  (Note to self, get Jenny’s address to punch into Waze.)  Get to Jenny + Mike’s house.  Rest a short bit, then take Jenny out to dinner as a thank you.  Mike is out of town or I’d take him too.  Crash early Friday night.  Get up early Saturday, drive to ArctiCon.  Spend entirely too long there… 8am to 10pm.   Get back to Jenny’s and crash.  Sunday during the day, I will be recovering from ArctiCon.  Sunday evening I have a dinner date with my mom.  Then Sunday night, I will again crash early, cuz I have to be out of Jenny’s house so she can go to work at 6:30am.  Waste a little time (I don’t know where to waste time in the Region at 6:30am.) and then have breakfast with my brother (who is coming home from midnights) and mother.  Then drive home.  It’s a 5 1/2 to 6 hour dive, with bathroom breaks and stretch back breaks 6 1/2 to 7.  I’m gonna try not to speed ridiculously as I do not need or want a ticket.

ArctiCon will be my first convention in 30ish years.  As I have said I have a certain level of anxious excitement going through me.  I am not sure how many people they are expecting, I am figuring at least 150 less than 200.  That’s a lot of people for a person with Social Anxiety issues.  But hey, like I said, I got friends to talk to if I start to freak out.  Friends I have known for years.  Heh, Gang friends/family.


As was yesterday, my project/business is in a holding pattern.  I can’t do anything else until the state processes my LLC.  Then I can open a bank account.  Then I can get with Square.  Then all that stuff will be taken care of.

Making of the website can only start after I finish the web development class.  Which should be during the first week of March. My goal of launching March 31st might be impossible.  Might be some time in April before launch.  Not happy about that, but this class has proven to me I am NOT a programmer.  I will have to muddle through the programming, it won’t be pretty but it will be functional, the programming that is, I WILL make the site pretty to look at.


Author: Jeff Campbell

I am 50 year old guy, who beat blood cancer but is getting his butt kicked by bone marrow cancer. At this point it appears I am dying. Married and in love with the most wonderful woman in the world (27 years). She has stood by me thru a lot of crap and I love her so.

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