Last week was not as productve as I wanted. I worked hard and completed a lot of tasks, but I think I spent my energy poorly.
A super awkward summary of the last 2 weeks. It’s not got polish, but it’s real.
Since the last video:
Newness and novelty is wearing off fast. It’s time to build. And that’s good.
Bigger items are
Submitted an innovation proposal for an R&D subsidy. It would extend runway by several months
Created a basic marketing site. Its v1, but it’s there to be iterated on now
React looks good
Made my blog work again
Updated my personal web site with reviews, and funky colors. Did it so that its done and I can forget about it
Last week I went down multiple rabbit holes reading about various web technologies
This is tiring
Probably a poor use of time
But that’s only clear in hindsight
Cube.js - amazing!
AWS - big and confusing
React - looks fine to me
Create React App
No more rabbit holes
Build something basic, not full featured and scalable
Back to Django, and d3 for the first version of the dashboard view.
I want more momentum
Good - im creating habits that are going to help me be healthy and productive
Reading each day
Running more and more
What have you learnt?
Boring technologies are preferable to new and untested - react is more boring than vue
how the graphQL api spec compares to REST apis
Frameworks - Django is (still) the most sensible option for me. Not express, not flask.
I’m seeing myself as wearing 3 hats
Developer (writing the code)
Manager - make the developer productive, and achieve the executive’s goals
I’m coaching myself and I find sport comparisons useful.
I’m thinking of this as a sport in a lot of ways
I’m borrowing a lot of advice from runners
Keeping it simple (I probably have the most beautiful CLI in the country, which is stupid)
Django, basic d3.
Should have done this last week..