24 August, 2021

Writing

What I did:

  • set up basis for next series of posts

What comes next:

  • build out exact list of posts
  • begin research
  • start putting together post 1

What I struggled with:

  • haven’t written in a long time, coming back is a little slow

Podcast

What I did:

  • planned out all episodes until end of year
  • put together posts and media for QnA episode
  • released media for QnA episode

What comes next:

  • finish social media post for ep 31
  • begin editing ep 33

What I struggled with:

Technical

What I did:

  • read through Functions section of Clean Code
  • (hopefully) found a way to safely use Cpptools on a big codebase

What comes next:

  • keep an eye out for cognitive breaks when coding
  • if there is a cognitive break, it is likely that the code could be made simpler and cleaner
  • any future functions written should follow the Clean Code function guidelines
  • build your own clang format config file for easier formatting

Content I consumed

DevTea episodes

  1. Bowl of Mediocrity - parabolic graph. y-axis learning and growth, x-axis level of discomfort - lower end - you know nothing so you learn a lot, low discomfort - upper end - you learn a lot from new experiences, lots of discomfort
  2. 4 Qs to ask yourself about your career
  3. Compounding your time - the idea that the work you put in now should help you compound your time returns tomorrow - spend time learning things that will benefit tomorrow a lot - spending time doing linear things promises linear returns
    How to apply
  4. take on expanded responsibilities and techincally difficult assignments especially if they are out of comfort zone
  5. added to list of ‘activities’ i have to complete in addition to DYL activities
  6. automate processes - do an audit on processes for podcasting, writing etc. Also focus real time on learning and improving tech-wise. Checklist prod is one thing - craft improvement is the way to compound your time.