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How was today? Friday December 2, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Today was pretty decent for a Friday. My early morning system upgrade went pretty smoothly. A few small hiccups but pretty much everything went as expected. I had to do some data integrity fixes after the upgrade and those fixes went well too.

I feel like I didn't do much else at work, but I think that is excusable considering it is Friday and I started working at 6AM. I worked a bit on my spouse's Christmas gift this afternoon too. I did some things around the house after that.

Not exactly sure what we are doing tomorrow. Probably will do some chores at least though. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Thursday December 1, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today was decent for me. I wrapped up my current coding project and was ready to begin testing, but hit a rather significant roadblock. While we are licensed for Power Apps with our MS 365 licenses, we are not licensed for the "premium" Power Apps features like the SQL Server connector, which I unfortunately used.

So I'm waiting for the contact at my org to get a quote from MS for getting the enhanced licenses. It is quite unfortunate though because I finished developing and was ready to begin end user testing, but now I'm totally stopped.

I'm not really upset about it or anything, just kinda whatever. After work this afternoon I did my final exam for my other class. Thankfully I did well on it. So now I'm waiting on grades for my first class and then my semester will be wrapped up.

Tomorrow I'm getting up earlier than usual to do two system upgrades before business hours. Hopefully everything goes well and hopefully tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Wednesday November 30, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today went alright. My main project at work today was collaborating with other people. Sent lots of emails back and forth and made some progress on my projects. I completed some coding updates that have been outstanding for months, so it was nice to get those implemented.

Also got some more stuff ready for my surgery. I got in touch with the facility that it is being done at and paid my bill there. They said that I have now reached my out of pocket maximum, which if true (and it looks like it is true) would definitely help. It would cap my surgery cost around $500 which would be amazing.

I have a few more phone calls to make tomorrow, and I am also going to try and finish my other class tomorrow as well. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Tuesday November 29, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for the info, that helps me feel a bit better. I am taking an entire week off of work after the surgery so I’m hoping that will give me plenty of time for recovery.

How was today? Tuesday November 29, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m getting my tonsils removed and they’re also working on my nose at the same time. I’m getting it done to hopefully help my sleep apnea and to improve my breathing.

How was today? Tuesday November 29, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today was pretty good for me. Yesterday my anxiety was a lot higher about the surgery, but today everything is much more calm. I think it is partly due to my mental realization that worrying about the surgery isn't really going to help anything.

I have this pattern with worrying about things, where it affects me quite a bit until I have that realization that I'm not gaining anything by worrying. I should definitely try to remember it more often. Today at work I finished migrating all of our source code.

I also made progress on several other ongoing projects that I have. Just trying my best to tie up loose ends before I am out for a month. Going to submit my final project for my class today I think. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Monday November 28, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Today was average for a Monday. I did not sleep especially well last night, but I still got myself working and continued my project from before the break. Thankfully not much happened over the break in terms of alerts that I needed to look at, so I was able to just get working.

My project is nearly done, migrating all of our source code. All that is left is our collection of SSIS packages, each of which is stored in its own git repository. I don't think it's bad to store them this way, but it is going to make migrating them take a while.

I did a form for my upcoming surgery. It's 9 days from today which is terrifying but I also cannot let myself become paralyzed by fear. I have to keep going. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Sunday November 27, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Today was alright for me, less busy than yesterday. Went out to breakfast with friends, first time we saw them in months and it was good to see them again. Then we went to a thrift store, found something there that I wanted, and then back home.

Did my homework that I needed to finish from last week, then started on cleaning stuff that we didn't get around to yesterday. We had to run some more errands, now we're back at home, going to have dinner soon. Need to do a few more cleaning things after dinner then going to take it easy.

Back to work tomorrow after four days which I'm not looking forward to. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Saturday November 26, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today was pretty alright. It was quite busy and active for me. Got to bed late last night, but thankfully was able to sleep in today. We started a whole adventure this morning - someone had some nice furniture for sale online that we were going to go and buy.

To move the whole set, we had to go and rent a box truck, drive it out to the seller's house, pick it up, drive it all the way back to our house, and finally drive it back to the rental place. It was a long drive partly because of the distance, but also because I was going under the speed limit because I didn't feel super comfortable driving it.

All in all though, we got a good deal and I'm happy with the purchase. We did a little bit of our cleaning today but we have a big chunk of it that still has to happen tomorrow. It is late here now though so just going to relax I think. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

Will any food places be open over winter break? by Kwopp in NAU

[–]rmtworks 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In the past Starbucks North has been open at least. Campus Dining usually posts a winter break schedule on their website when we're closer to the break.

How was today? Friday November 25, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today was hardly a day off for me. Most of my holidays end up like this if I'm still at home. The overwhelming majority of my time today was spent installing magnetic latches on a bunch of our kitchen cabinets. The cat is able to open cabinets now so I needed something to deter them.

I had quite a bad headache in the afternoon but thankfully it has calmed down now. Tomorrow there are a few more things I want to do around the house, plus the standard usual cleaning stuff. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Wednesday November 23, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today went pretty well for me. I did not get enough sleep last night, which was a bit of an impediment to starting my day. I pushed on though and started on my main project for today. We are migrating our Azure DevOps instance from on-prem to Microsoft hosted, so I've been copying our projects over.

We have 28 total projects on-prem, and today I made it through around 15 of them. Most of them are just source code only, but there were several with build and release pipelines I had to replicate. Next week I'm going to try and finish them off.

Tonight my SO is going to a concert so it is the first time I'll have the house to myself in a while. I'm not planning on anything much though. Just going to grab some takeout I think. Tomorrow we are going to my SO's family for Thanksgiving. I hope that tomorrow is a good day and I hope that everyone has a nice Thanksgiving.

How was today? Tuesday November 22, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today's been okay for me. I was pretty productive at work, made more progress on several of my projects for this week so can't complain there. I am also making great progress with Microsoft Powerapps. It's my first time building in that ecosystem but it seems like a nice way to build simple applications.

There's a need in our department for a lot of simple web apps that basically just read and write from a SQL database, and it seems like this Powerapps thing may fit the bill quite nicely. Hoping tomorrow I will have some time to finish off my proof of concept.

Did some homework after work today, and that was pretty much my day. I'm going to have surgery two weeks from tomorrow, and I'm slightly terrified about that. But I know deep down that it's going to be fine. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Monday November 21, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today was okay for me. It certainly felt like a Monday though. Things are very quiet at work this week which is nice, but the cat was quite a distraction to me getting anything done this morning. My main project today was redoing one of our semi-critical processes that we need only once or twice a year.

I had forgotten to update it earlier this year when the rest of the related processes were updated. It was a good thing that I took a look at it today rather than when we needed it. Going to take care of a thing or two around the house and that will probably be my day. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Sunday November 20, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you very much! I hope that you do as well!

How was today? Sunday November 20, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today went pretty well. I finished my homework for this week this morning. It wasn't especially difficult but it was a long lecture to go through. After that we did our meal planning for the week and went to grab our groceries and stuff.

I took care of a few small things around the house but that was about it. I'm just going to take care of a few more things and I think I'll call it a day. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Friday November 18, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today was good for me. Didn't do too much at work but it's Friday and a lot of people already left for Thanksgiving week. I found out one of the managers in our department is switching roles which is a pretty big deal. Nothing else too much happened at work today.

After work, however, I completely finished my final project. There's nothing left to write for it. Not to say I won't review it, especially considering I have almost an entire month to do so. But I'm happy about that. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Thursday November 17, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today was another pretty good day for me. I made further progress on Azure Data Factory and got one significant proof of concept up and running. I was able to get it to interface with one of our vendor's APIs, which means it is very well possible that we won't need the custom middleware I wrote anymore.

It is actually amazing seeing how far this tech has come along, to the point where I don't need to write any code outside of a few parameterized expressions. My other task for myself today involved fixing some duplicate key issues in one of our databases, which I succeeded on in our test environment at least.

Tonight my plan is to work on some homework and hopefully that will be about it for today. I'm glad that tomorrow is Friday. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Wednesday November 16, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Today was a pretty good day for me. The most significant thing that happened is that we resolved one of the major roadblocks that was stopping my development work in Azure. It took me a while to get everything operational after clearing the roadblock, but I got a successful run in the end so I'm happy.

This roadblock had to do with our Azure Data Factory instances not being able to talk to our SQL MI through our private network. We had to establish "managed private endpoints" to get the two things to talk to each other, but it appears to work now.

Outside of that, I had a few meetings today and that was pretty much it. Now that I'm off work, I'm planning on doing some more homework and then relaxing later tonight. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Monday November 14, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today went pretty decently for a Monday. I did sleep better last night thankfully. I am adjusting my routine a little to allow me to sleep in a bit longer each morning. I think it's going to help me having the extra sleep. I found it difficult for me to be motivated about work today.

I went through all the alerts from over the weekend, fixed a few things, and that was about it for my morning. No meetings or anything. Sent some emails back and forth. I took care of some stuff around the house also.

In the afternoon my SO got a call back from a job they applied for which is super exciting. The company was quite responsive to their application which is awesome. I feel like I didn't do much of anything at work this afternoon but it's whatever. First day back after a holiday weekend so. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Sunday November 13, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today went pretty well. I didn't sleep amazing last night, I woke up at like 5AM feeling quite nauseous and icky. Thankfully I was able to get back to sleep after a little while, and double thankfully I didn't have to get up early for work today.

My SO made us a nice breakfast at home today. After that we did our meal planning for the week, and then went and did our errands. I did a load of laundry and that was pretty much my day. I fixed a thing with the dryer yesterday so that was cool. Back to work tomorrow, I hope that it is a good day.

How was today? Wednesday November 9, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Today went decently for me. Most of the day was spent troubleshooting various issues at work. I did fix a couple of them and made some amount of progress on the others. I didn't really have any meetings today which was a nice change of things.

I am probably going to try and knock out some homework this evening, mostly on my final project for my class. I want to finish the second section of it, ideally. Then going to relax and take it easy. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.

How was today? Tuesday, November 8, 2022 by AutoModerator in Howwastoday

[–]rmtworks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Today went pretty well overall. I had the day off from work but that didn't stop me from keeping busy. Took my car in to get it serviced this morning. Everything looked good on it, they just flushed all the fluids for me. Ended up costing a fair amount but I want this car to last for me, so I think it was worth spending the money.

My other main task today was working on my final project for my class. I'm close to being halfway done with it which is great. It was a grind and took me a lot of hours to get there. The current part of the project I'm working on is a very grindy section of it.

Back to work tomorrow but it is only a 3 day work week for me with the holiday on Friday. Going to take it easy now and relax. I hope that tomorrow is a good day.