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.

Jan.
23
2017

Well, so much for that

It's just before 5pm now. I've managed to let the whole day get by me without making one bit of progress on my class.

There, I said it.

It's not that I sat on Facebook or other social media fooling around all day. I could point to some things I have done, some more "legitimate" than others. Nonetheless, I do need to take responsibility for the fact that I accomplished not one thing for the class.

Well, I do have about 30 minutes before I need to leave to pick up Eli. How's about I get just a wee bit of work done now? Fair enough?