So, this past weekend - I baked bread! It didn’t turn out the best, burnt a little bit in the oven.. but I did it! I’ve been wanting to bake bread for a while. My mom gave me a the Sono Baking Company cookbook a while ago, and I read all the way through it last week and found so many recipes that I want to bake… I feel like in a second life I would have been a baker. I love baking - I love the small parts that come together. I love the order and organization. And I love eating what you make at the end!
Wanted to get a quick post out there since it’s been a while. Over Thanksgiving I helped out with baking some of the pies for our meal, and decided instead of doing a full pecan pie that we should try to do minis! We used a recipe from the Food Network for the filling, and used a premade crust. I used a large goblet wine glass that my parents have to cut circles in the pie crust, then placed them in the bottom of a muffin tin to shape them into little pies.
I’ve been feeling an unfamiliar sensation lately. I felt it when I was in college, but since I’ve left the academic setting I haven’t felt it in a while. I feel excited about programming! I think that although I haven’t been blogging every night, I’ve really been enjoying working on my programming skills outside (and sometimes inside) of work.
I don’t have posts for the past two days - I’ve been really busy and don’t have anything to really write about for those days. I think to fix this I’ll write two extra blog posts at the end of my 30 days, so in total there will still be 30 posts, just over a little more than 30 days.
Yesterday and today at work have been exciting because I’ve been working on a project that is really interesting! We needed to find all combinations of a list of 62 terms and do some formatting to be able to create output files that we could use in our scripts later on.
Tonight was one of my favorite nights of the month - Boston Girl Geek Dinner! Every month there’s a night at a different tech company in Boston for female geeks to get together. I’ve been going every month since I moved to Boston a year ago (except for the past two months unfortunately).
I don’t have too much to talk about tonight, other than that I played on my keyboard. I have a Yamaha YPT 230 which I love and now that I live in an apartment with better storage I can actually keep it with me! My friend Rachel and I jammed before she left, and tonight I wanted to play.
I set up a flickr account yesterday, and added photos from my trip to Europe this summer! I also added other albums with examples of photos I’ve taken. I want to take some more photos because I love photography, so maybe one of these days I’ll add a new album.
Tonight I’ve been teaching myself more about Python and the many things it can do. The first thing I worked on was just writing a quick linked list program to reacquainted with the language and the data structure. I got it working with just a few glances at stack overflow, mostly because I haven’t looked at it in a long time.
I think in general it’s just really good for me to get back in the zone and get my brain working and thinking like a software engineer, regardless of if/when I get into the field. I’ve been googling a lot of resources to try to get back in the swing of Big O and other Computer Science topics that I haven’t looked at in a long time.
I returned from a 10 day trip to Europe two weeks ago, and the vacation really made me see things in a fresh perspective. Readjusting to being back at work was rough, especially when I felt like the determination that I came back to the US with was gone.