Checking in

While I’m pretty sure no one is following yet, I thought I would offer a brief check-in. After some weird technical issues with the blog, I think I have everything up and running smoothly finally. Some sort of server-side caching was doing some blog config updates a heck. But enough of that.

I’ve started making an effort to learn to use Docker in earnest. So far, learning to create an image for use in Docker has a bit of a learning curve, but nothing over the top from previous things I’ve learned. Once I have the image creation down, deploying containers based on those images should be a relative breeze. Besides my foray into learning to use Docker, I’ve also begun learning to write code in Python. The syntax and some of the names of things drift a bit from what I’m used to in other languages, but not enough for the language to be daunting. Now I just have to come up with something to actually create using the language.

As far as how I’m doing, I can’t complain overly much. New work is still proving elusive unfortunately, but I continue on with searching. I’m handling this search a lot better than I have in the past, where I would probably have spiraled into depression by now. Speaking of depression, I haven’t had any major depressive symptoms since around April. This new medication seems to be doing a good job of making things manageable on that front, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I do have the occasional small amounts of depression and hypomania, but they’re so small as to be almost trivial at this point. I can work through them and come out the other side pretty unscathed.

So thanks for reading folks. It’s been fun. 🙂


Hi all!!! In an attempt to stretch my communication skills a bit, I’ve decided to try blogging again. I’m still not 100% sure what I hope to accomplish with this blog, but the chance to start writing more often won’t be a bad thing regardless of outcome. So with that, hi, my name is Vera and I’ll be your blogger.