I went out dancing tonight, just like any other normal Wednesday night. The Mercury Cafe was filled with people I care about. For the first time since I have started dancing (2004), however, I didn't go to talk to anybody. As a matter of fact, I wasn't even interested in talking to people. I'm not sure what was wrong. I was in a fine mood. I was dancing well. I guess I just feel as though my life is full enough right now, and the effort I usually put into interacting with others was better spent focusing on what I needed tonight.
So things have become increasingly crazy for me lately. I feel like I'm in a constant state of running from one thing to the next with no downtime. The heating element in our dryer went out, so laundry is going to be a pain for the next couple weeks while we wait for our replacements, Jessica's feet are swelling more and more every day, and I'm having to pick up more of the chores around the house.
So it has been quite a while since I last posted. Lots of things sprung up that have kept me from posting. The largest of the bunch is that my website has been down. I've been transitioning from a Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 website. I've enjoyed Drupal in the past, but haven't used it as much, recently. The friend who hosted my website for a long time wasn't running current technology, and therefore, I hadn't been able to host my website on Drupal 8 using his servers. So I created a server on AWS, and here's the final product.
I've been thinking for the last few days about trying to build a resume module for Drupal. I feel like LinkedIn provides a great resume builder, and I think it could be really useful to put a module together that could manage resume versions pulled in from LinkedIn, and eventually maybe even upload resumes to LinkedIn. I've got a fairly diverse skill set. I feel like people could benefit from the ability of managing multiple resumes to fit different job types. I will likely continue to post about the progress of this module, but for now, it is just an idea.
My wife, Jessica, was implanted with 4 embryos on April 21, 2016. It has taken me almost three whole weeks to settle down long enough to actually process that we are pregnant, and that we will be parents soon. I've been so busy with work lately, that I've not been able to enjoy the idea that we will be parents soon. I finally got to the point, tonight, where I had provided a firm enough foundation for a buddy of mine to finish the front-end work associated with managing pricing tables for PVBid.
So sadly, the server I'm currently running my site from does not support the features necessary to run Drupal 8. I'm using this as an opportunity to make a few entries on Drupal 7 and see how easy it is to transfer things over. Having already worked on a Drupal 6 website for a few years, it has not been much of a stretch to start styling Drupal 7. I have already learned a couple new things, though. Starting from scratch gives a different experience each time. Some of the intricacies of how a technology is supposed to be used seem to expose themselves at each new pass.
Welcome back to MichaelJMiller.net! It's been a while since I've done anything to my website. Right now things are ugly, as I have higher priorities, but I'm back at it! I have implemented Bootstrap on this site, and am excited to play with the styling until I find something I like!