Last night I wrote yet another poorly-edited post and–just for the hell of it–started to wonder what it would be like to put together a book. That’s not something I’m going to do. So many posts depend on links that are broken, or protected, or otherwise unavailable. And a book with links? It is to laugh.
But I decided to see how many posts I’d written, and discovered that last night’s was #294, which makes this the eponymous Post 295.
That’s a very weird feeling. It’s been a long enough time that I can go back and pick a post and not immediately remember what it was originally that sparked it. In some cases, I can remember where I was and what I was doing when I wrote it, but very often that’s not the case.
In theory, I’ve been working on this blog since 2008, but since there are only two entries that year, which was the year I left software and went to law school, and no more until early 2011, when law school was almost over. At that point I wrote:
Now that I’m using Microsoft’s Mesh product, I feel obligated to spend a little more time around live.com, and so I noticed this sad little blog that hadn’t done much over the years.
Maybe this can serve as a kind of journal.
So here’s the deal. I decided to go to law school a few years ago, and I thought I’d knock it out of the park. But it’s hard. Law school is the hardest thing I’ve ever done, harder than college, harder than grad school, harder than learning software engineering from scratch. Hard.
So here I am, having earned my share of bad grades, and a few good ones to match, at age 52-almost-3 and about to graduate. Law School is so over. But what do I do now?
Mesh? Anyone remember Mesh? live.com? I sort of do, but just sort of. Anyway, here we are, more than 290 posts down the line, so it has served as a kind of journal.
So congratulate me for having one of the more densely-populated blogs on the web, and stand by, because I may do something fantastic for Post 300.