Fun-Day Friday – Not really

I am exhausted. This on call week has been rough. Not “bad” or anything, just rough. The mobile alerting device has been pretty quiet for the most part, but when it does decide to go off, it likes to do so at short intervals right in the middle of my normal sleep window. Interrupted sleep makes me more tired than a total lack of sleep, so this is taking its toll.

You didn’t come to read my blog on that, though. So here’s some other sad news, though I can’t recall if I might have shared already. I did not complete NaNoWriMo this year. I had some issues one night that meant there was no way I would get my quota for the day in. I introspected about the coming week on that day, and made the executive decision that this year was not a good year to try. The days my family were gone visiting other friends and family, I spent home alone. I got quite a few Honey Do items taken care of in their absence, but not as many as I would have liked. They are back home, and routines that got disrupted from the trip are just now really starting to get back into a rhythm.

The one good thing I can report is that I’m re-focusing on a product I started around the same time I started this blog. My small e-book on Dancer’s shell/Distributed shell is getting another work over before I go live with it as a product. It’s going to be in the ten dollar range when it goes live, but it’ll also be a “beta” launch, so the folks that buy during the beta window will help me make it better. We’ll see how that goes.

I’m not sure how much interest there will be, but after that product is up, I’m going to start on a second one. I’m thinking either a product on sudo or tmux, but I’m undecided. If you have any interest in one over the other, let me know in the comments. I’ll also be asking on social media, so hopefully I’ll get enough responses to make a clear decision.

That’s all for now. Monday we get back to the SSH stuff, and dip our toes into the land of making public keys more manageable.