When I go on trips, where I’m away from work and distractions, I take a long list with me of things I want to get done. Ususally, this also involves carrying a lot of additional weight along so that I can get those things done. This time, since I drove, I had even more room for stuff like that.
So, what I planned to get done:
- Write the latest in my series of articles.
- Finish reading Pirx the Pilot and Chasing Shadows so that I can start reading the latest Harry Potter tome.
- Figure out my training schedule for the rest of the year.
- Start some serious work on the book I’m writing with Chris.
- Find at least another 50 geocaches.
- Get code working for GeoEat.com
- Various other assorted things, including several things I wanted to write/edit/rewrite for the Apache docs.
What I actually got done
- Had good Ethiopian food. Twice. Mmmm.
- Spoke at the St. Louis Perl Mongers about, of course, Apache.
- Found 8 geocaches
- Got some preliminary OO-ish stuff working for the underlying GeoEat stuff, but got sidetracked on a Geo::Caching module that may or may not ever make it to CPAN.
- … um … well, that’s all.
So, I’ve decided, the next time I go on one of these trips, I’m not going to take anything more than a good book. And a few hundred geocaching waypoints. And … um … some other stuff. Yeah, that’s all. And my laptop. And … stuff.