Tuesday, June 09, 2009

All blogged out

After last week's ridiculous number of posts I've been rather quiet.

There are several reasons for this: My sleep patterns have been completely messed up and it wasn't until yesterday I was feeling properly awake for the first time in a couple of weeks (damn that hot weather).

I have been talking to a couple of people about a secret project, which is secret. It doesn't involve me getting paid any money so it doesn't come under the heading of achieving my goals for this year. Unfortunately. Though OMG#6 may well get me to that goal.

As you can see I changed my blog design I never really liked the other one.

I haven't been writing. The day job is getting in the way though not in the way you might expect. As a contractor I never really know where the next job is going to be. I have to sell my skills every time (or at least have agents who will do it for me). I am not working in my area of specialisation currently (Drupal) which is slightly risky as clients can be very stupid: by not doing one job in Drupal it obviously means I can't do it.

Likewise Drupal 6 has been out a while but I haven't done any commercial Drupal 6 sites - now this is completely irrelevant, the differences are not that great. But again clients can be very stupid obviously if I've never done a commercial D6 site obviously that means I can't do it.

My current contract is up in about 5 weeks so I must take steps to ensure my CV is convincing to stupid clients. Luckily there are two or three websites I can work on in D6, but it means I have to spend my evenings programming rather than writing. Luckily it won't take too long - because I do know what I'm doing.

In the meantime I've been thinking about trailers.

What's on the turntable? "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen from the "Essential" compilation. A masterful poet.

1 comment:

Eleanor said...

I like the new design. :)