Update for the long weekend (05.22.2021)

Image of my pet green-cheek conure, with the colour mutation of turquoise pinapple. The small parrot has a pink hooked beak, with a bit of orange around the nasal area, a light grey head, a greenish brown face with yellowish cheeks, and white eye ring with dark beady eyes. the chest is mostly white and gradually becomes more cream in colour; the back is greyish blue, and the wings are more blueish green with yellow on the shoulders. The bird is looking at the camera with some seed hulls stuck to its beak.
Bick is still having a good time at home.

Hey Everyone, it’s been a while since my last post; I thought I’d give an update about what’s been going on so far. For the most part, it’s been a lot of background activity going on.

First off, my workplace had been undergoing a lot of ‘growing pains’ – we have been expanding, but we’ve only recently hired more people to take in the new demands at work. A lot of time went into adjusting to the new situation, so now we’re just beginning to get a handle of managing work into more sustainable chunks. It’s exciting to see that work may become less of my focus in the future, because I have a ton of ideas that I want to spend time on!

A screenshot of the VS code program, showing various coloured text lines in a new program, against the black background. The coloumn on the left indicates the number of rows in the program, and the column on the right shows the overall structure of the program.

Speaking of ideas, I have been attending a free beginner video-game coding course, which was offered by Focus Media Arts Centre. I got a bit of basic C# coding experience from the workshop, and it got me thinking about making a mini-program to help me make rough copy digital patterns. For some reason, I find it very difficult to transcribe my written notes because it is very repetitive; if most of my patterns have a bit of variation to a more regular frame, I really hope this program can help me expedite the release of more patterns. I would love to get more of these patterns out, but as a hobby, it is hard to find the time to make it happen.

A variety of orostachys spinosa plants, growing within a large planter. the plants are similar to cacti in texture, with more points radiating out from a centre point. One variety has brown tips with white skipes, another has orange tips with smaller spikes, and the last variety has red tips with long white spikes.
My new Orostrachys spinosa plants! Uncommon cold-hardy succulents added to my collection!
A variety of sempervivum plants, growing within a large planter. the plants are similar to cacti in texture, with more points radiating out from a centre point. One variety has a yellowish orange colour with red tips, another has blue green tips with a pinkish red base colour, and the last variety has silver tips with a dark pink base colour.
More varieties of Sempervivums added to my growing collection; as you can see, I love cold-hardy succulents.

Ontario is still under a lockdown, until June 2nd; depending on how many people get vaccinated, it may even continue beyond July 1st, which is our next long weekend. I’m starting to notice how the chronic isolation has been affecting many portions of our communities, and all I can say is how grateful I have been to be able to live with my parents, keep my job at a company that is willing to listen to me, and be able to connect with so many people through community programs and social media services. I am also grateful for people visiting this blog, even though it doesn’t regularly get updated as much – sometimes I forget that I am capable of designing things that I’d like to have, and that is a skill to be celebrated.

Image of my pet green-cheek conure, with the colour mutation of turquoise pinapple. The small parrot has a pink hooked beak, with a bit of orange around the nasal area, a light grey head, a greenish brown face with yellowish cheeks, and white eye ring with dark beady eyes. the chest is mostly white and gradually becomes more cream in colour; the back is greyish blue, and the wings are more blueish green with yellow on the shoulders. The bird is looking at the camera with its back facing the camera as well

Thanks for reading! I am hoping to get more things in queue to make, but I know a lot of interest is in the patterns, so I have opened a poll below:

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