Obviously, keeping busy is very important. It is far too easy for we members of the unemployed to waste our time on frivolous pursuits.
And besides, it’s good to maintain a routine.
I’ve spent the last week building a MySQL database, and creating user and admin functionality in to it.
This isn’t what I do for a living, but it’s a set of skills that I have.
The database will drive what will become a commercial website.
I haven’t begun work on the front-end yet, the website owner (not me, obv) and I haven’t had the in-depth design discussions that need to occur.
The next stage is to migrate the prototype database from a test domain over to the production domain.
Then I’ll copy over all the files that make the front-end.
Then I’ll do the last series of very fiddly, technical, database updates.
And then we’ll move on to the front-end.
In addition to these tasks I’ve been continuing my job-search. I’m still hitting an average of 50-60 contract applications a day, but there’s not much coming back.
Still, I’ll keep the routine going, eh?
Keep hitting the 50-60 applications a day.
And keep myself busy in other ways as well.