PS:310 – Surprise, I’m tired!

I know it’s rare for me to mention this, but I’m tired. I just wrapped up some code that I’d hoped to get done earlier, but you try juggling a needy 2.67-year-old (yes I’m going up from sticking at 2.5! She’s older!), mail, bank, Costco, etc. only so many hours in the day.

The code actually turned out quite nice, executes some 14k operations in about 6 minutes, too bad overall, generates 20 CSV files to map the files it downloaded and then saves them all nice a purdy. Works amazingly well – now if there is ever another hiccup like previously, simply re-import these CSV files for the person having an issue, and ta-da image assets all re-added.

I would love to re-code this beast from the ground up, take out the oddities of a framework. Honestly not because I’m somehow anti-frameworks, but sadly this one was not kept up, and the app was developed very different and not much foresight into the idea the site would grow larger. It doesn’t scale.

I’ve talked about it before, it’s image system for managing sucks. – And due to either someone’s lack of a stock # or something else odd, images are being cleared when they are supposed to stick around – in my script I do fix the issue one one side of file names, use the unique id + company id to create a new image in a single folder. It’s lovely.

Fell asleep after writing this and it got buried underneath a pile of browser windows! Heading into the day once the kiddo wakes up, but too many late nights. Need to get piles done, back on track and caught up where I NEED to be. Happy Thursday Folks.

PS:309 – Coding Morning?

Sadly yesterday… Didn’t go quite as planned. I’m still up, yes it’s 4 am, am I tired? Maybe. Too soon to tell (please note attempt at humor… of course I’m tired!)

A lot of things sorting out this early AM, sadly this week has not been gentle. It has not gone smoothly. It’s quite frankly… Very rough.

Coding project is about 30% done, had to re-tool the image gathering routine to cut time, shaved off nearly 1.2 seconds per image, and reduced the CPU time in half, granted this doesn’t do the image manipulation part of things, thankfully, it doesn’t have to because this app is generating a set of assets the primary app can import should something go horribly wrong.

My hope is we’ll never “NEED” to use this app (I know I’m writing it, and it has a purpose) the purpose is one of those to have it and not need it, then to not have it and need it.

I figure at this rate maybe 4 hours of sleep if I went to bed now, however the “quick” migration to a 3rd party host for a designed site, snag, after snag, on my 3rd attempt to upload… progress, yet still not complete.

Server tuning of the 2 of the three planned new servers is underway, I’m holding off on the WordPress one until I have a package, and a link to buy it, no need to spin something up if I’m not ready to use it, save some CPU!

Did some minor shuffling of papers today, going to try and have all numbers calculated this weekend and ready to go for next week – I think I’m going to be fine, but need to find myself a business finances advisor to really clean it up, get it to someone to help manage, and if I can wing it maybe increase some of the money that comes in 🙂

Anywhoo, I have [========% ] left on the FTP progress bar, so close, yet this server is slow as slow can be in transfer speed, going to try and crash out soon I hope and pick up again in the morning, other projects to wrap up tomorrow too, deadlines and more deadlines.

PS:308 – Coding Day

So today is a coding day, trying to clear my head and dig in, I’ve mapped out 99% of this, working on streamlining functions for this and basically re-inventing how an existing app works to help keep the lights running. Oi.

I’ve got myself notes on the current database, file structure, and going to tie that all into a magical little script which works to build a backup of data which the current system has no backup option at all, going to make it on-demand too for the customer + tune up some old code aside from this new number.

Low on sleep, but writing strangely helps clear my brain, even if I’m not skilled at making sure the correct form of “your” is in there 😉 I do what helps and this helps focus and clear my head, so now, onto the fresh dev box I just built out to get coding. Happy Tuesday All!

PS:307 – The PS Project

While the idea was to PS (Post Something) for 365 days in a row, I obviously failed. Some might be able to balance all of life, six companies, 2.5yr old, bills, cooking, driving, trips, etc. – Sadly in that wild-life timeline, Posting to a blog didn’t fit in the top priority listing. Which has given me pause to writing as a side job, maybe it isn’t the right time.

I need a lot more scheduling and planning if I hope to launch a site in which the primary content is my writing. Long ago with HappyPalm and others, it was easy, I was passionate about what came on my phone, what news was a trend, it was in my face, and my responsibilities were fewer.

I want to get to the point where I can write, where I can do what I’m doing right now – typing, getting my thoughts out there, or the steady improvement of recording a vLog style video to produce and handle monthly for customers, but maybe find a way to do it nightly. I need a stronger schedule. Soon.

Taxes are coming. I am dreading them on the one hand, however this next week I’m going to sit down, crunch the numbers, get it all lined up so all I need to do? Plugin numbers, add all of it into Turbo Tax, see the good or the bad, get it sorted out and got it done. I don’t want to dread till the 18th; I need to find an accountant, likely need to re-structure how I do business – anyone knows anyone trustworthy and reliable?

Work has been a tad nuts, really working to get things ironed out smoother and smoother, just been one of those things where just when you think it’s going to get easier? Monkeywrench. Last week got one of those, and this week still sadly sitting waiting on one contract I have to pay out 3, going on four invoices – all of which I had hoped would be in the bank already, one is 60 days overdue today. Oi. Not the first time a customer’s done that – again I need to find a better way to handle these sorts of things.

I want to get back into the swing of the PS project; I want to get back into the swing of trying to write something every-day. I have pondered the start of the day and the end of the day, at the moment? Leaning towards the start, but imagining it’ll stick to the end. For now? Wrapping it up.