Weekly Recap, 1532: Deploying Writing Prompts app, Start Chef!
On the 1532nd week of my life, I:
- Read: The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, by Michael E. Gerber
- Read: Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, by Seth Godin.
- Read: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, by Gary Vaynerchuk.
- Read: The Well-Grounded Rubyist, by David A. Black.
- Read: Full Stack React, by
- Reading: Perennial Seller: The Art of Making and Marketing Work that Lasts, by Ryan Holiday.
- Reading: Building Great Sentences: How to Write the Kinds of Sentences You Love to Read, by Brooks Landon.
- Reading: Reliably Deploying Rails Applications, by Ben Dixon.
- Wrote: 1 article for “30 Days of Articles for April”.
- Writing: An article on “How I Became a Programmer.”
- Biked: 176 km.
- First React app, Writing Prompts, which is just a micro-site of getting a writing prompt for the day, my motivations, potentially a feedback form, and an About me page.
- Improving the caching implementation for Daryllxd, but at this point, I’ve probably put in more effort than I should, but I can use this in the future.
- Mini-concepts that I read deeply about:
- How blockchain works and what it means to be a blockchain developer.
- Open source code:
redis-namespacecode in the hopes of deeply analyzing how things work.
- Getting started with Chef and provisioning servers for my future plans!
- With that said, I have to replicate that experience with the back-end, and I think that Chef is a step in the correct direction. While I like the idea of Docker and container orchestration, I’m a patient guy. I want to learn this because I know that this will be helpful in the long term.
- Got to play Catan with my dad and brother a few times this week. Catan is a brilliant example of the Art of War: you don’t want to win too much, because everyone gangs up on you. I won twice, using deceptive strategies and appearing weak when I was actually strong.
- Felt some depression over the weekend, but I was ready this time. A good old fashioned walk around the neighborhood and a chat with friends and family and I was okay the next day. Historically, this pattern should repeat, but I’m hoping to get better at coping with this.