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31 05 15

Almost there

Most of my things are ready for packing, and almost all blog posts have been written!

Did some good rush work yesterday and today, and somehow managed to churn out enough posts to fill my vacations. There’s only one more left to write, and that’ll be it. Same goes for my travel gear. I got most of it sorted out already, only need to buy two more things tomorrow and then I’m all set. It’s… almost happening.

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Sparked by some observations about “e-tickets”.

With most big companies having adapted to the digital age, it’s now generally easy to purchase a train ticket or whatever online. You pay for it, they send you an email with a thing for you to print out and take to your ride. Pretty cool, right? There’s still a physical aspect though, you have to print your ticket out yourself. What if we could just put the thing into our smart device of choice and have everything be okay that way?

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29 05 15

Delayed crunch

Alternatively: the procrastinator’s tsunami effect.

There’s a lot of things I still have to do before I leave for Peru. Most of the mission-critical tasks have been taken care of, but secondary things like, gasp, the scheduled posts aren’t completely covered yet. And then when I delay their okay-ness by putting them off, that hurts. Especially when you get half-lost in the woods biking and suddenly “lost” three hours of your day.

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28 05 15

Crunch time

Four-something days left. Fifteen posts left to write.

That’s 3.75 posts a day if I want to distribute it evenly. And don’t forget to add the regular daily to that as well. Man oh fucking boy am I in for a wild ride. Good thing this isn’t like corporate crunch time though, that’s way worse. When I’m done with this and got everything done in time, I can say “okay cool, let’s not do that again”. Bad managers though, would be more inclined to say something along the lines of “you got that much done in short time? Here’s a bunch of extra work, since apparently you can handle it!”

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The software development industry, especially the web-side of it, is suffering.

I feel like this happens every month or two, and I’m not even all that heavily invested in the whole “web apps are the future” and “JavaScript’s good for everything” mumbo jumbo. A fancy new framework, library or other tool (generally founded on, yes, JavaScript) will come around, claiming to be the solution to everything. The wow-factor’s huge, because look at how quickly it makes a shopping list application!

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