Thursday, 29 August 2013


So this is a first for me, it's really not much but it feels good to finally have actually done this:

I have just written a simple shell script that actually uses features like cases and variables.  It's a really simple thing to program but this is the first time I've ever used a script to do it.

For the record: it reads an error log file, pulls out only the lines that are relevant to my sandbox copy of the website and then returns the lines either for a day passed to the script or today if no day is passed in.

I read the server error logs a fair bit; they're more useful for debugging than I think most people know.

Only 10 lines of script but I like it.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Never moving in with people I don't know again

If I didn't have to live here I would never put up with his shit.  Ever.  I can't stand being around him.

He mistakes energy for enthusiasm, loudness for confidence, and sexualised misogyny for manliness.  I want to move to almost anywhere else but God knows I don't have a damn choice now.

Friday, 23 August 2013

My biggest weakness.

Right now my biggest weakness is reading code.  I know that now, it was brought home to me in a big way about 10 minutes ago when my team lead found a solution to a problem I didn't really understand in about 5 minutes.

Needs work, lots of work; no more making excuses about it being PHP and therefore unreadable anyway.

No more.