…So little time

I’m not usually this bad about writing on my blog, but the past few weeks have been a little nuts. But it’s the ‘good’ kind of nuts.

I’m working on MySQL, memcached, database replication, optimizing SQL queries (and, in one case, the database schema itself), writing Python (using ctypes, and trying to parse the C-encrusted madness that is libpurple), setting up Subversion, performing security audits, troubleshooting PHP code, doing architecture design and scalability planning, and planning deployment of a bunch of stuff in this architecture to a grid solution.

Oh, and I have a magazine to run! I also gave a talk about Python for my local LOPSA chapter last night, and I’m refining some Linux administration training material because I have a client who might want me to do some on-site training in the next few months.

For those who aren’t regular readers, I’m also a new father, and I recently took over bottle-washing duties, which, it seems, can keep you busy pretty much full time all by itself!

I’m sure I’ve left multiple things out, but you get the idea. In the meantime I have a bunch of posts that are just waiting to fly off of my fingers. Gimme another week to get the December issue of Python Magazine out the door, and I’ll catch up with you then 🙂

  • http://www.onefreevoice.com haaseg

    Frankly, I’m surprised. I would have thought given on of your hobbies that you would already be setup for bottle washing on a grand scale. Look at it this way – at least you don’t have to worry about peeling the labels off.

  • http://protocolostomy.com m0j0


    You know, I bottled all the beer I brewed for years until this past brew season when I finally moved to a keg setup, but I always *bought* the 22oz. beer bottles from my homebrew supplier. I never reused bottles from commercial beers.

    Recently, though, I saved some bottles from St. Peter’s brewery, because they’re cool, and they’re pints, not 12oz. 12oz bottles are too small when you consider that, depending on style and fermentation conditions/methods (one or two stage), you could wind up with 3 ounces of sediment!

  • http://manuzhai.nl/weblog/ Manuzhai

    So, are you building ctypes bindings for libpurple? That would be interesting. Is your code online somewhere?