I might have a small obsession with punchcard graphs lately. I built them for my bash history and posts on this site.. I recently downloaded my twitter archive, so I decided to build some punch card graphs with that.
I figured that this would be a good way to see if there was a difference between when I retweet vs when I tweet my own content.
After building punch card of my bash history earlier today, I thought it would be interesting to build one of my posting history on this blog. I had no idea I posted on Monday so much. The times are all Pacific (since that is where I started my site), so I have a feeling most of these times are actually about three hours later than they seem to be.
A few months ago, I discovered Bash History Punch card graphs. It’s an interesting way to visualize when you do the most work. Here are two updated cards for me showing my personal laptop and my work laptop.
Today, Pope Benedict XVI announced an extraordinary move and became the first pope since Celestine V in to voluntarily abdicate the papal office. On this day, I would like to formally announce my candidacy for Pope.
Now you may be wondering why me, a non catholic, would want to be pope. The answer is easy. I want to wear the sweet hats. Additionally, no pope since Pope Gregory XVI in 1831 has been elected pope without first becoming a bishop. I think it’s time for that streak to come to end.
I would continue The tradition of renaming yourself after a saint. I would intend to be Pope Bernard the first. St. Bernard is known for being a slobbering lover of all. It is also known as a loyal and affectionate breed. I hope to do St. Bernards everywhere justice.
When the Papal conclave begins, I hope that the council of Cardinals will remember my name and vote Aaron Jorbin for Pope.
This reminds me of getting rejected for the first job I applied for in DC. It was the first interview I ever had with a web development agency for a fulltime position. Getting the rejection email devastated me. I was ready to accept that I was such a failure, that I would never be able to become a professional web developer.
To cheer me up my then girlfriend dragged me to go watch a hockey game and eat some chili with some of her friends. There I met a friend of a friend who two days later I was interviewing with. That night I got a job offer.
If I had taken that first job, I probably would have stopped contributing to WordPress and would never have helped run the DC WordPress Meetup. I never would have moved to AddThis which led to my current gig. So much would be different.
Moral of the story: Failure is a gift, even if it doesn’t seem like it at the time.