Another Quiet Week

Not too much exciting going on, hence the lack of update last week. I’m continuing to work on the finance project to move from Excel to SQL - thankfully, that is nearly done. I’ve also continued on our security audit to review users and what access they actually need. Plus, the usual work on adding steps to our nightly ETL process and keeping the warehouse as healthy as we can....

August 21, 2021

A Quiet Week

Sometimes, trying to get stuff done is hard It wasn’t a short week. I had a lot of time to focus on some important projects, but my focus this week was a little lacklustre. I have been heading into the office a few days a week, but the rest of my team is working from home, so it feels a little lonely when the others groups have multiple people from their teams....

July 31, 2021

Security, Data Cleanliness, and Going Cold-Turkey

Time for a change I have been struggling for a long time with gut issues and bad sleep. Part of it may be due to stress, part is genetics, and part is my lifestyle, I’m sure. After many doctors and tests over the past seven years, I’m trying a few more different things. For one, cutting out almost all gluten from my diet for six months on the advice of the GP....

June 26, 2021

Week Three

A bit of a slow, distracted week Working from home is difficult when your work is not that engaging. I admit, a fair bit of time at home spent playing Metroid:Zero Mission and Don’t Starve Together. Both games have very interesting puzzles. As for my actual work, well a lot of dealing with standard tickets again. We failed over our SQL Data Warehouse on the weekend to help with some hardware issues....

June 5, 2021

Back Again

So many false starts with my health and career development. I will try create a regular habit to write here. What I’ve been doing The aim is to write about whatever problem I’m trying to solve at work, whether I think it’s interesting or not, as well as new habits I’m trying, and interesting things I’ve baked. We’ll see what comes up. What has actually happened since 2020-05-02? Well, I finally got those in-person cello lessons, and I actually passed my grade 3 exam the other week....

May 22, 2021