All moved in…

Welcome to the new home of “An Irene Thing.” Posts have been imported from our original installation and we’re all set for business.

In case you’re curious, the header image is a photo of the Oculus, the PATH station/shopping mall at the World Trade Center. I took this picture right before Christmas. Here is another interesting view from inside the Oculus:

Inside the Oculus
Inside the Oculus

Class Dismissed

I have not been doing much writing for the past couple of years. I used to write after work, early in the morning, on the weekends, but that time has been completely consumed by school. When I wasn’t working, I was studying, writing papers and applications, and participating online in the classes I took to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology.

As of February 10, 2015 I have completed my BS/IT with a concentration in Software Engineering with a GPA of 3.92.

When I started school, my goal was to have a degree to go with the knowledge I already had. Goal attained! Perhaps I could even say, “Goal exceeded!” I learned a lot about the non-programming parts of programming, such as gathering requirements, designing the application, and how the various parts of a software system work together.

Now I don’t know what to do with myself.

Silly right?

I gave myself a week to do nothing. I played video games, read books, watch movies, and generally pampered myself. For the first time in a decade I’ve been getting eight hours of sleep at night. I’ve been eating actual meals instead of grabbing fast food and junk. I am actually beginning to feel like a human being again.

Now it is time to set goals, to find a new direction, and to put my education to good use. As they used to say back in the 70s, “Today is the first day of the rest of my life.”