Marshall Bowers

Conjurer of code. Devourer of art. Pursuer of æsthetics.

A Return to Normalcy

Sunday, January 5, 2020
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Happy New Year, travelers!

I hope that 2020 has been kind to you so far and that you are all settling back into your normal schedules. This week is my first full week back at work, and I'm looking forward to getting back into the normal swing of things.

Over the past few days I've been working on a Telegram bot to help me with my Telegram-based journal. Affectionately named "Daybook Tender", my bot currently has support for clocking in and out of work. The commands are sent and replied to in my daybook so that I can keep a record of my working hours over time. Also, when I clock out for the day my bot replies with the amount of hours I've worked so far during the week.

There are more features I want to add in the short term, as well as adding better persistence and a more permanent hosting solution.

It feels good to have already made some progress towards a couple of my goals this early into the year. This strong early push has made me more motivated to keep working at these goals, as well as my other goals.

In other news, today I started watching The Witcher on Netflix. So far I like the show a lot, and think it's really well-done. Although the whole time I'm watching it I can't help but want to go back and play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt some more.

Until next time,