Posts Tagged ‘dispatch’

A door closes, looking ahead

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Today has been a day of change in many ways. Let’s go through those, shall we?

First of all, today was my last day at work. While my resignation doesn’t officially kick in until Saturday, and while I do have to go pick up a paycheck tomorrow, I’m no longer on the schedule and I’m not on call. While it’s conceivable that someone might want me to cover a shift int he next two days, it’s exceedingly unlikely. It feels odd, but after three and a half years of dispatch I’m ready to move on. I’m ready for a change.

Second, I’ve mentioned that I’ve been working on this big web application which I’ve been planning to use to track my roadtrip. Well, it’s done and it’s now online. You can go check things out at All the features work, and as far as I know there are no bugs in the current version. I know there are some interface issues which I need to resolve. Primarily: because it’s basically a series of blogs linked by a map, I need to figure out a good way of showing users recent updates so they can keep up with traffic. If you’ve got suggestions I’d love to hear them.

Third, I’ve actually worked up a tentative itinerary for the roadtrip. It’s… extensive. And having it down on paper really makes it seem more immediate (and gives me a sense of just how big an undertaking this is). If you’re curious, you can check it out online too since I have a spreadsheet. (Wow, my entire life is on the internet.)

Fourth, you’ll probably notice that this is coming from yet another new blog. I’ve managed to import all my old blog posts from “Musings and Mental Meanderings” as well as the one post I made from the blog I thought I would use for my personal life. I’ve decided to simply put all my posts in one place and use WordPress’ category system to allow people to read selectively. For the moment I’m only going to be posting to the one category: “life”. I’ll use tags to differentiate within that. I presume that I’ll eventually add one for research or essays as well.

As more categories come online I figure I’ll put together a tutorial or something on how to use them. I think that’s it for now.

Huh… all these changes and I don’t feel any different.