5 October 2019
I’ve made a contribution to Stack Overflow for the first time. That feels like a sort of milestone. I’m not a big user of the site — mostly find my way to it by way of googling concerning something or other I’m trying to accomplish in a WordPress setting, so that I think of myself not so much as ‘member of the community’ as I do as scavenger lurking at the periphery. It’s just one of any number of places where I might find a little info applicable to whatever the problem at hand happens to be. Here, unusually, I cobbled together the solution I wanted mostly out of several answers proposed to the one question item (a 6-year-old post). Once I had it, it seemed worth appending there as a new answer — though it’s more synthesis from what was already there than distinct proposal.
Quite a minor milestone, then, if milestone it is. It is some record in public (however publicly insignificant), at any rate, of recent-ish progress in my competence with technologies that have become universal and very basic just in my lifetime as an adult.