I finished Continuous Delivery. I want to try their advice on my personal projects, maybe at work too. But it’ll take some more research, so I’ll need to wait till I’ve cleared some of my other projects out of the way.
The book has also inspired me to continue procedurizing my life and writing about the strategies I come up with.
I listened to a short but very good book on the Episcopal liturgical calendar called Welcome to the Church Year by Vicki Black. I chose this one because I’m thinking of somehow incorporating the church year into my spiritual disciplines, once I come up with a plan for those.
I also picked it because I already owned it, and I want to catch up a bit on books I own before I wander too far into new territory.
Keeping to the theme of catching up on books I own, I listened to a novel called Code Junkie by Jeffrey Koval, one of the creators of a popular Slender Man video series called EverymanHYBRID. 4/5. It was even less family friendly than I expected, a little jarring after the liturgy book. But if you like Lovecraftian horror, it might be your thing. The threads of the story came together interestingly toward the end in a way that made me want to listen again with my new understanding.
Now I’m on The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh. I’ve really been looking forward to this book, because I’ve wanted to get a broader context for understanding software development projects, and I’ve needed to get a better handle on managing my projects of all kinds. This is also the start of a larger exploration I want to make of business in general, which I’ll talk about more in a future post.
I made some more good progress and meant to post something, but my weekend was less productive than I’d planned, and I prioritized other projects. Oh well, perhaps this week!
This is the main project I prioritized over the weekend. I’ve started a project page for Composing Music: A New Approach and posted the three exercises I’ve done. Hurray! You can listen to them by following the links on the page for chapter 1. This week I’ll add some notes on each exercise to explain it and make some observations. I’m going to try to do the whole book. If I stick to the plan, it’ll take around 10 months.