Today was christmas except even better because all the gifts were either results of some serious impulse buying or something I've been meaning to waste money on for a while and finally cracked under the pressure of my own need for money wasting. I kid you not, nothing I got was paramount or even very important to the survival of ... anyone. Best kind of purchase you can make!
After coming home from class I immediately checked the mailbox to confirm arrival of a package I'd been expecting except, lo and behold!, not only was there a note to come pick up something awesomer than boobs, but my new The Dresden Dolls necktie. The delight was so great I took a few photos even though I don't usually like photographing myself.
And now we get to the part where I figure out that having a car is great, but only until you have some serious transporting to do.
So I get to the post office, wait in line, talk to the friendly clerk blahblah. She brings forth an extremely small package and when I go "Wtf? O.o" she smiles and says "Oh there's something much bigger waiting for you in the backroom". At this point I get scared, since I don't think I ever actually thought about having to move the bloody whiteboard. I just imagined it on the wall, nothing aobut how it might get there.
Naturally there was no way of getting the damned thing into mum's car. Sure it might potentially be able to sit inside and take a ride, but getting it in there was beyond a Herculean task, it was downright impossible. Cars simply don't have big enough orifices for these things. Darn.
Off we go, whiteboard, all 18 kilo of it, resting dodgilly on my head with arms for balance and walking through town center ... at least it was late enough so I didn't get stared at too much. Although I did notice a kid driving by me at least four times on a bicycle, wonder why.
Anyhow, I got home without incident, went back for the car and small package, then had to lug everything up into fourth storey without a lift. That's right, no lift, just narrow crooked steps. Yay. But it was all worth it, I now have a whiteboard covering most of the available wall space opposite the computer and that's really the best configuration I could ask for.
For the record, I have yet to play with the damned thing. Sure it was fun installing it. Sure it was fun lugging it around. Sure it was somewhat interesting making several useless holes in the wall. But god damn it I want to play with this thing so much I might just go do my maths homework.
Here's how it works 👇
And get thoughtful letters 💌 on mindsets, tactics, and technical skills for your career. Real lessons from building production software. No bullshit.
"Man, love your simple writing! Yours is the only newsletter I open and only blog that I give a fuck to read & scroll till the end. And wow always take away lessons with me. Inspiring! And very relatable. 👌"
Ready to Stop copy pasting D3 examples and create data visualizations of your own? Learn how to build scalable dataviz components your whole team can understand with React for Data Visualization
Curious about Serverless and the modern backend? Check out Serverless Handbook, modern backend for the frontend engineer.
Ready to learn how it all fits together and build a modern webapp from scratch? Learn how to launch a webapp and make your first 💰 on the side with ServerlessReact.Dev
By the way, just in case no one has told you it yet today: I love and appreciate you for who you are ❤️