Derik Badman's Journal

2020-01-18 08:18

Another day mostly flew by working. Then happy hour and dinner and socializing, and the day is over. Just noticed a little chickadee flitting around the tree in the frontyard. I feel like I haven't seen any of them in awhile. The bird population in the yard seems to mostly be house sparrows right now. Did see a bright cardinal huddled up on the ground outside the kitchen window yesterday. Maybe I just haven't been looking out at the feeder enough lately, I used to walk by and check more often on my way between rooms.

I have a three day weekend just starting and I'm hoping to accomplish something on some of my projects. I've still got a review to write about Junji Ito's No Longer Human which should probably take priority, since I get sent a review copy of it (and will get paid). I've been taking notes on a review of some other recent manga I read, though that was more an idea I had that I offered. And then there are more changes to my D&D character sheet app. I was trying to work out some views for it (as in model/view/controller), but after reading yesterday that with the new Edge release all evergreen modern browsers now support native Web Components, I really want to try writing some for the app instead. There are a bunch of parts of the sheet that I think would benefit from a Web Component approach, and it would be a good education for me. I've read about them at different times in the past, but with our legacy support at work I never got to try them out. I'll probably watch a movie or two also, see what will be leaving the Criterion Channel this month in case there is something I really want to watch. They have a series of 70s sci-fi movies for this month only, that I am sort of tempted by, but also sort of expect I might not like any of them and just be wasting my time.