Crazy month

Published October 23, 2007

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This has been a really crazy month. I’ve been working really hard on a lot of projects, including the books and some web sites. It’s really hard to say no beecause there are so many interesting things I want to do and learn.

Out of all the stuff I do, I’d have to say I still really enjoy working with the students at UW-Eau Claire. They’re really bright guys who always make me proud.

For those of you who are wondering, the graphics book is now about halfway done. We hit yet another snag now though–the editor I was working with just quit, so they have to find another one. This is going to be tough because while he and I didn’t always agree, he was very helpful, supportive, and he knew what I was talking about. Hopefully his replacement and I will hit it off.

The book for O’Reilly is going slower than I’d hoped. I hit a major case of writer’s block so I’ve moved onto another section. I’m really trying to explain Ruby on Rails in a way that gets people excited. I don’t want this to be just another stupid book on how to program.

I did some work for recently, and that felt really good. They don’t update as often as they used to, but it was kinda nostalgic to be back in that code again.

Carissa’s doing well. She has been having trouble sleeping at night, but she catches up during the day. She’s working from home now on the same top-secret project I’m working on. We’re close… I promise.

Ana’s having trouble adjusting to the idea of the little sister. She’s had almost eight years as the star of the show and it’s gotta be rough for her. There are other issues that compound that too, but we won’t go into those.

She’s doing really well in school though, that’s for sure. She is an incredible reader, often choosing books over toys or games. She does love her videogames though, but she knows when to put them down. Maybe Santa will bring her a DS for Christmas.

Finally, for anyone that doesn’t know, Dad’s getting married again. Good for him. He deserves to be happy. Now we just have to get him out of New Auburn.

That’s about it for now. I’ve got work I should be doing.

Take care!

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