Journal Entry – 017

Picking up from where I left off... For this entry I had the brilliant idea of putting on dates... why didn't I think of that before?

Update: Fast forward to April 2020 and I no longer think adding dates to my online journal entries as being a “brilliant idea” ^_^


Just received an email about a software development job nearby. It is a senior developer position needing ASP.NET and MVC skills. If I want to get jobs like those, I really need to be playing around more with ASP.NET MVC.

An idea for practicing ASP.NET MVC skills, is to create a blog website using ASP.NET MVC that doesn't use a database for storing blog posts. Instead of a database, maybe I can have a file, like maybe an XML file that points to existing blog posts. Now that I think about it, it sounds like that is more work than just using static site generators to build a website.


Reading Cal Newport's book Deep Work really made me question my motivations for wanting to be on social media.


Did not get to write journal entries yesterday because it was an eventful day. Wife fainted in the kitchen yesterday morning. She said she was just drinking water, when the water and air sort of mixed up in her chest, her chest tightened and she ended up passing out. She somehow hit her head on her way down and the left side of her body was hurting.

I took the day off and took her to the ER. CareNow wouldn't take a look at her because they didn't have the equipment to check her head for brain damage. So we went to ********* ER and it was a great experience. The place was nice and clean. The staff were friendly. The doctor who saw my wife was really good. He explained everything thoroughly and in great detail.

They ran a number of tests on my wife. I honestly was worried they would find something bad, but thank God all tests came back negative. They did find an unexpected result; my wife is pregnant! We were not planning/trying for a second child yet, but this is a blessing and I'm really grateful. I'm going to have another kid!

This does make me worry about our finances, but we will be fine. We just need to stop overspending on unimportant stuff. God will provide.


Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full – pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give, will determine the amount you get back. – Luke 6:38

I guess this goes both ways. If you give people crap, you will get it back in full, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. So be charitable but don't give people crap.

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