A little bit of fun development

I installed Windows 8 recently and I wanted to check it out and I went to go look at my second monitor to see what time it was and :: frowny face :: that’s right, I forgot. No desktop gadgets, so no timer/clock. Hrmph

Then it occurred to me, “oh yeah, I know how to make that” so I proceeded to grab vs express 2012 from the windows store.

Install on all of our was flawlessly, though I am some what disappointed that they won’t be releasing the windows 8 express version until after the dust from the full blown visual studio 2012 has died down.

Anyway my only options were windows store xaml apps, so I went with a blank one and have a full screen clock now… Fun anyway, tomorrow I’ll try and get it not full screen.

🙂

A hard start

I was fortunate enough to be able to buy a great house exactly where I wanted to live in December of last year. It was a long road, albeit by choice, to get here. I am a big fan of flexibility and in fact, my life for quite a while involved a lot of travelling across the country to see my family.

I’m not complaining, that is just how it went down for me and it was great. But I bought this house, which again, I really do like. Feels very homey to me now, more so every day in fact. This morning I stepped outside with my coffee and realized I was too warm in my tshirt and hoody and had to take it off. If you know me personally, you’ll likely recall that I am usually cold and winter makes me cry like a little child :'(

At any rate. Last weekend, the garage was finally emptied of all boxes and we could park in there, which is awesome (thank you Rachel!) However, there is now a ton of boxes back in the house again. Its somewhat overwhelming.

I feel like I waste too much time winding down from a day at work. Don’t get me wrong, I love working and I love developing software of any kind on any platform. But being a person, I do have some personal preferences which I consider ideal. I find when they are not met it physically and emotionally takes a toll on the energy allotment I have to live with.

Well, this stuff is not going to put itself away, I guess I just wish I felt more like doing it. I’m sure when it’s done, I’ll feel great about it, just that damn motivation.

Anyway, wish me luck, tomorrow is looking like it’s going to be a busy one. Oh yeah, and then Boy Scouts at 7:30. Make that, it looks like it’s going to be a long, busy one 😉