Plans for 2019

So, it’s a new year, huh.

Might as well share some brief outlines of what I hope to accomplish this year.

Job

So far the new job has been pretty overwhelming, and I’d really like to do well at it. Part of this means relearning Perl (which I think I’ve made good progress on) and learning more about the Perl ecosystem (particularly Catalyst and Moose), which have me very lost at the moment.

I also need to learn a lot more about bioinformatics, as well as a bunch of IT/infrastructure things like SAML (particularly via Shibboleth), Kerberos, and random miscellanies.

Publ

So, Publ as a platform is pretty good at this point! There are a few things I want to focus on with it:

  • Authentication/private content (after all, this is about 95% of the justification of building it as a framework rather than using a static site generator)
  • Mobile post editing (this is a gigantic undertaking though)
  • Making it easier to get up and running with it – I’m not really sure what this would entail but there is clearly a huge barrier to entry right now and I’m not sure how to get past that

Comics

I want to get back into making comics. Lewi has so much story to tell and I hate that I lost steam on it. There’s also a bunch of journal comic stuff I want to do.

Right now my comics are mostly on hold due to a combination of my usual chronic pain problems and some unusual issues with half my Adobe programs no longer working right on my desktop, though. (They do work fine from a test user account so it’s clearly a problem with my user account and not with the installation or hardware or whatever, but holy hell does macOS have a lot of moving parts now…)

Music

I have another rock/pop album written, entitled Songs of Substance. It has been written for over two years now. I just gotta record the dang thing.

Personal life

I’d love to give the whole having-a-romantic-interest thing another go. Anyone in the Seattle area interested in dating someone as fucking fragile and baggage-laden as me?

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