Weekly Recap, 1531: Deploying Transcripto, Women Who Code: Her 2.0, First Century Ride in 2018.
On the 1531st week of my life, I: Read: Domain-Driven Design, by Eric J. Evans. Nearly finished, I hope! Read: Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, by Peter Sims. Read: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, by Seth Godin. Read: So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love Read: Eloquent Ruby, by Russ Olsen. Reading: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E.
Weekly Recap, 1530, Speaking at Rubyconf, Walking from Cubao to BGC.
On the 1530th week of my life, I: Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Everyday, by Todd Henry. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, By Charles Duhigg. Reading: Domain-Driven Design by Eric J. Evans. Nearly finished, I hope! Reading: Full Stack React. Watching: A Cloud Guru AWS Software Architect Online Course. Writing: A blog post on how I use the Pomodoro technique.
Good Habits: Pomodoro Technique
Hello everyone. Let me share a productivity tip that I’ve been using for years. It’s called the Pomodoro technique. The one sentence summary is that you work in blocks of 25 minutes at a time, resting for five minutes in between. After every four Pomodoros, you can take a longer break (typically 15-20 minutes). I’ve been using this technique since I started actually programming professionally. It’s really helped me over the last 5 years.
Weekly Recap, 1529/5000, where I get back to ReactJS and vlog for my job application.
On the 1529th week of my life, I: Read: Your Brain at Work by David Rock. Reading: Domain-Driven Design by Eric J. Evans. Reading: Die Empty by Todd Henry. Reading: Full Stack React. Watching: A Cloud Guru AWS Software Architect Online Course. Wrote: A blog post on how to focus as a software developer. Biked: 211km. Coding: Added Doorkeeper/JWT/controller layer to Daryllxd. Added another view to Daryllxd re: summarizing activity tags for the week.
Good Habits: Blocking Out Social Media/Distractions
Folks, this is about blocking out social media during the work day. You’re free to use social media for whatever purposes you want in your free time! But if you’re like me, who gets easily distracted, and sometimes doesn’t do good work because of all the self-inflicted interruptions, I might have something for you. For the past six or so weeks, I’ve been hitting 50+ productive hours a week. I’ve coded a ton, learned a new programming language, read 5++ books, published 5++ blog posts, biked 20++ times and more than 1000 kilometers, and created my speech for an upcoming work conference.
Weekly Recap 1528/5000, Domain-Driven Design, Intermittent Fasting, and Sparkfest.
Read: Objects on Rails by Avdi Grimm. Reading: Domain-Driven Design by Eric J. Evans. Reading: Your Brain at Work by David Rock. Wrote: A post on all the books I’ve read. Writing: A post on how to focus as a software developer. Biked: 200km. YES. Coding: Finished reading Objects on Rails, a book I purchased several years ago, but didn’t understand at the time. I understood everything this time around.
Weekly Recap 1527/5000, where I learn a new programming language for the first time in four years.
On the 1527th week of my life, I: Read: Crushing It, by Gary Vaynerchuk. Read: The Obstacle Is the Way, by Ryan Holiday. Reading: Programming Elixir, by Jose Valim. Reading: Programming Phoenix, by Chris McCord. Reading: Your Brain at Work, by David Rock. Wrote: Just drafts of articles. I should have! Biked: 186km. Coding: Habits One, Elixir project. I have authentication and authorization working now, as well as the basic CRUD functionality.
Like a craftsman has a set of their favorite tools, here are mine: Software Text editor: Vim. I practically live in this. Fun fact: I was probably the only Rails programmer who coded in Netbeans on Windows. Shell: zsh. Version control: Git. Searcher: The Silver Searcher. Screen capturing: Kapture.io. OS X navigator: Alfred. File synchronization: Dropbox. Time tracker: Daryllxd. Todo list manager: Todoist but I’m starting to hate it.
Weekly Recap 1526/5000, reviewing my first few journal entries and laughing about it.
Read: The Art of Manliness articles on focusing. Reading: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman. Reading: Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns. Wrote: Blog entry on decluttering. Writing: My speech for Rubyconf! :) Biked: 155km. Coding. Forever project: Daryllxd. I added a started_at and ended_at to the table. This is huge. The goal of the eternal side project is to keep me productive, and I’ve noticed that I can get carried away doing frivolous things from time to time.
Weekly Recap 1525/5000, the first in what will hopefully be a lifetime of weekly updates.
Read: Principles, by Ray Dalio. Read: 99 Bottles of OOP, A Practical Guide to Object-Oriented Design Reading: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman. Reading: Programming Elixir. Writing: Summary/Learnings from Mindset, by Carol Dweck. Writing: Blog article on decluttering/my 100 things. Biked: 123km. Coding: Forever project: Daryllxd, a bunch of tools I use to help keep track of my life. Added tagging to expenses. Added presentation to help me keep track of expenses better.