A few things to report. Lately I’ve released a few small updates to d3pie and country-region-selector, and in a temporary fit of enthusiasm wrote a small script to help me start cataloguing my birding pictures. Bit delinquent of me, considering all the other work I should be doing, but hell it was fun… and it paves the way for great things down the road.
The generatedata issue mentioned in the earlier post has been fixed. I’m really not sure what happened there… re-running grunt generated a different, valid JS file. Very curious considering nothing changed.
On a personal note, my wife and I are moving to Bowen island next week – a small island just NW of Vancouver, within commuting distance. So we have a couple of hectic weeks ahead of us getting packed, purchasing stuff for the new house, and setting fire to our current house and walking away Vladimir Putin-style. We’ve been looking forward to this for… years? That probably wouldn’t be an exaggeration.
For my part, living on Bowen should mean a much more relaxed lifestyle: less driving, more time at home. I hate driving – it stresses me out – and Vancouver’s far too big a place for me. My current job lets me work from home, so it’s perfect.
The one big downside to island living will that it’s going to mean a lot less birding. That’ll be a shock to the system: I’ve ramped up a decent bird list this year (around 420) and 269 of them in BC. It’s become part of my lifestyle. But post-move, most of my spare time will be working on the house. It’s in great shape, but houses always need work – and we need to create an outdoor cat run, so our cats don’t run wild and eat all the neighbourhood birds. That’ll take a month or so.
Anyway, I have high hopes that once everything’s died down and I’m ensconced on Bowen I’ll have more time for thing. Namely: Form Tools, that old beast.