After months of research and distractions, I’ve finally achieved a first release of this software. I present to you generator-python-cmd v0.1.0! I’ve even posted it on npm for other Node.js users to find. It’s an alpha release, which in this case means it works, but it doesn’t have all the features I want in a production release. There’s a roadmap of future features in the readme file.
Now that that’s done, I’m going to take a break to focus on Christmas and tidying up my life. I’ll probably come back to this project in a month or two.
Speaking of Christmas, I’m flying to Texas this week for our annual family gathering. I’ll be there about a week-and-a-half. I’m looking forward to it, as always.
I ended last week about halfway through The Stand. It continues to be good. The characters’ trek across the US reminds me of the show Carnivale and the book American Gods by Neil Gaiman.
The audiobook gets automatically returned around Christmas Day, but I won’t get much listening done while I’m in Texas. So I’ll put it on hold again and finish the rest later. It’s a very long book.
Last week my futurism group discussed the prison system, and my eyes were opened to how broken it is. John Oliver had a good segment on it. Listening to our discussion reminded me of how tame my life has been compared to other people’s.
Thursday I watched the FCC tank the Internet on the livestream of their open commission meeting (“Restoring Internet Freedom” on that agenda). As everyone expected, they voted 3-2 to end their rules that enforced net neutrality, the idea that Internet service providers should treat all traffic the same rather than blocking some of it or throttling its speed.
Strangely, the next day everyone’s Internet didn’t slow to a crawl or get packaged into nickle-and-dime bundles. But even though I think the Internet is better with regulatory safeguards, really I don’t expect things to change quickly or obviously, if at all. People like to panic about politics, but I think the ISPs have at least a little clue about what practices will be bad for business.
Last week one of my favorite people at work left the company to venture out on a new career path. I’ll miss him, but I think he’ll do well. Hopefully we’ll stay in touch.
I was hoping to finish my big series of Bible commentary ebooks on Friday, but the source files needed more attention than I expected, so I’ll have another week or two of work on them when I get back. That’s still way ahead of our estimated release date, so I’m not too disappointed.