It has been a while since I’ve put in work and it was grating on me after a couple of weeks back in the US of A. Almost automatically I opened up the source code to Persnicketly and started trying to add Metrics to it. Adding Metrics had long been on my list of things to do before leaving for Japan and it only seemed natural to pick up there. After a short while of staring at my old Scala code I realized my heart just wasn’t in it. The realization was distressing, before leaving I had a long list of improvements and changes I wanted to make to Persnicketly and now I found myself almost entirely without motivation. In addition to the lack of motivation the bullet point of ‘implement Metrics’ was so broad I didn’t have any sense of total scope or progress when I did work.
So I went back into perpetual day off mode; read the internet, check Twitter, check Facebook, check email, run, hang out with Mai. I needed something to grab my attention. Of course sitting where I am now I realize the fallacy there, I didn’t need something to grab my attention but I did need something technical I could quickly succeed with. Ultimately this need is how I ended up with an Octopress powered blog running on Heroku. All of my old writing from my blog is in here now (reading some of it makes me embarassed for myself).
Now that I’ve gotten myself back into work mode a little bit it is time to look for paying work. I have a couple of irons in the fire but nothing is looking quite ripe yet. Perhaps freelance is still the way to go for me.