Divorce, School and Projects, Oh My.

Greetings readers. I wanted to post an update as to what’s going on, my current projects, et cetera.

July 31st is fairly easy to remember, and even more so since that’s when the judge signed the decree dissolving my marriage. I believe I have to wait 30 days yet before it’s official, but this date is what will be marked down as far as divorce. That being said, I still haven’t seen my soon to be ex-wife for more than a year and a half, which she claims to have seen me at a Wal-Mart in my home town when I was visiting a friend. I wish the best to her, she is still an excellent woman and while we may not get along, she is far from deserving a horrible life and I hope she finds her happiness.

With the end of that chapter, I also have the start of another chapter upon me. August 25th is the start of my next semester of my college classes. I’m excited because it should be a mixture of easy classes but also classes that, while challenging, will be classes I want to learn. Data structures to improve my programming, composition II to improve my writing, and over all it’ll be a leap in the right direction as far as my degree goes! Computer Engineering is always challenging, but what can one do? If it’s worth doing, it wont be easy.

Admittedly, however, I am looking for another job. I had the opportunity to work as a civilian contractor, but with the divorce not being anywhere near final, I had issues for the security clearance. I emailed the folks that direct the position, so we’ll see. It’s been a while since I’ve “turned it down” reluctantly. I wouldn’t be surprised if they had it filled.

While my personal life winds down back to a normal, my professional life needing a change, and my schooling continuing on the path of success,  I also want to detail some of my hobbies. As far as programming goes, I have wanted to update the program used by many EVE Online players, called EVEMon to use the new EVE Online API calls, since it is open source and the maintainer is busy. I’m having a hard time doing serialization with XML objects in Visual C#, but that’s what learning is for. I also have updates I want to process to my BLUBoT app, which is a Bluetooth control app on Android for the CEENBoT I work with. It’s been open sourced, but it’s got a few bugs that, while not show stopper, becomes annoying. I also have a few ideas for a few more Android apps, but they’re simple enough that it just takes some thought and searching.

What have you been up to? Anything you got going on?