Mar.
12
2017

2017 Week 10 Review

How the week went overall: It was good.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I did not create any videos for the Appendix section.

One thing that went well: I wrote the custom module and completed the slides for my OOP, Design Patterns and Drupal 8 presentation.

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Appendix section of "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Mar.
05
2017

2017 Week 9 Review

How the week went overall: It was challenging.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I did not finish the testing section.

One thing that went well: I was able to get some help from a couple of member's of the Drupal community. Thanks to Sascha Grossenbacher (berdir) and Jonathan Hedstrom (jhedstrom)!

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Testing section and begin creating videos for the Appendix section of "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Feb.
25
2017

2017 Week 8 Review

How the week went overall: It was good.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I didn't come close to finishing the testing section.

One thing that went well: I persisted in coming up with solutions to all the challenges I encountered.

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Testing section of "Mastering Drupal 8 Development."

Feb.
19
2017

2017 Week 7 Review

How the week went overall: It was an excellent week!

One thing that did not go according to plan: I lost a bit of momentum (on Wednesday?)

One thing that went well: I finished two sections of the "Mastering Drupal 8 Development" course!

Plans for the coming week: Learn about Unit and Functional testing with a goal of writing and executing all the tests and creating the Testing section of the course.

Feb.
14
2017

That's what I'm talking about!

Yes! I just submitted the last video in the Web Services section of my "Mastering Drupal 8 Development" course. I'm planning to move into the "Creating a Custom Theme" section next.

I'm so glad that I persisted on Sunday afternoon to figure out the issue that was holding me hostage. My accomplishments on Sunday set me up well to keep on rolling on Monday and today I just kept on charging ahead.

Now I've just got to keep up the momentum the rest of this week :) I've still lots of time left to complete more of the course.

Feb.
12
2017

2017 Week 6 Review

How the week went overall: This was a good week.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I did not finish the Web Services section.

One thing that went well: I gained a lot of knowledge about web services.

Plans for the coming week: Finish the Web Services section :)

Feb.
06
2017

Mondays are not shaping up to be great days for me

I did talk to a couple of people today to get in put about whether they think it makes sense to use a HELOC to earn money. I did also drop Eli off at school and did my workout.

Last night was the vegan potluck, which means that Eli gets to be a little bit late. Thus, he's a bit slower in the morning.

And even with all that said, it's probably not a legitimate excuse for letting almost the entire day pass by. I've got just over one hour to rescue a bit of productivity on the class.

Feb.
06
2017

2017 Week 5 Review

How the week went overall: I'm happy with the work on did on the Modal API section. I spent a fair amount of time continuing to research investment opportunities. I'll rate the week as average.

One thing that did not go according to plan: Completing the Modal API section took much more time than I anticipated.

One thing that went well: I did a good job with the Modal API section.

Plans for the coming week: I want to complete the Web Services section.

Jan.
30
2017

Okay I have a pretty good excuse today

It's 3:48 pm right now. I have not worked on my class at all. However, I did make some good progress yesterday afternoon. And I have a good excuse.

This morning I stopped by two credit unions to ask about a home equity line of credit. I am starting my research into investing in either rental properties or "fix and flip" properties. Mondays are also one of the days that I take care of getting Eli ready for (and to) school. I did do my workout this morning as well.

Jan.
29
2017

2017 Week 4 Review

How the week went overall: I have to say that I was far less productive than I had planned to be. I thought I had the pieces in place to get a lot done during the week.

One thing that did not go according to plan: I certainly hadn't planned to let all of Monday go by without getting anything done. I had to rescue it a bit in the last 30 minutes of the day.

One thing that went well: I had a great lunch date with a friend. We discussed job hunting and technology. I'm looking forward to continuing the discussion with him.