How's your day going?
How's it going? What's the best thing to happen today? What's the worst thing to happen today? Why did it happen?
I made good progress on angular components for work. Figured out how to test mocked http requests.
Worst thing is that I should've left about an hour earlier from work. But at least that means I can leave earlier tomorrow.
It's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarm. I wasn't built for 36°C. We need to stop global warming right now.
I'm from the backwards country that uses F. So had to Googled 36C and my day got instantly better.
Been busting my ass for the last few months to teach myself web development, and i think i'm a month or two away from actually applying for junior positions.
Maybe because it is my first language and i don't know any better, but i actually really like it. I honestly don't understand the hate it gets, it is rather simple and logical to me.
Nothing too fancy, did a few small apps for practice like a movie info app where you search for a movie and pulls results from the IMDb API, an app that bookmarks a website for you and saves it, a rock, paper, scissors game and similar small projects.
Built a few websites, but nothing worth showing i don't think. Did a search for animal shelters in my area and they mostly have really old and outdated websites, so i was thinking of making them new ones and giving them away if they want to use it. They would have a brand new modern website and i would have something to show in my portfolio
Thank you, i may take you up on that offer sometime :).
I heard about TypeScript, though i'm not sure if i should focus on that right now. Currently digging into backend and trying to learn how it works, then i was thinking of figuring out a frontend framework (React probably seeing how there are lots of jobs here that use it).
I'm new to programming in general, JS is my first language, and while it did click with me and i understand the logic, i'm still getting overwhelmed daily when i see how much i still have to learn.
It can feel overwhelming - I remember feeling that way, and still do sometimes - but remember that nobody knows everything, especially not at a junior level. Getting better at programming itself is, for me, just a case of experience and a desire to learn.
constunless you need reassignment) for example, and understanding how they differ in scope.
I'm building API now and average response time was exceeding 7 seconds, as my API was calling another APIs and was parsing everything... I managed to get the response time under 1 second and now, I'm working on my side project, basically my genetic algorithm project, but it'll be faster, cleaner, and in dart. I started learning the language some time ago and it looks wonderful.
Worst thing is that it's very hot here, I'm basically sitting inside the whole day. But hopefully it'll be better in few days.
I never got into genetic algorithm/machine learning/neural net stuff and it amazes me. But lately I cannot find the time to spend on hobby projects.
Work generally causes me to lose interest in after work computer use. Although that seems to be changing since I love this new XPS laptop I bought for myself :D
I found stackblitz which is really cool for playing around, much better than JS fiddle which I used to use heaps. Latest thing has been basically the command layer for a chat bot.
Your project looks super cool, awesome work!
Thank You :-D
My dreams of moving to NZ were crushed today when a kiwi declined to adopt me ;)
Try, it's pretty easy.
I'm working remote at my parent's house today. My dad broke his hip about a week ago, so I figure it's good to spend some time with him while he's mostly couch-bound. The only thing I don't like about working remote is that at work, I have two large widescreen monitors in addition to my laptop. Here I've just got my laptop D:
On the plus side, I can have a beer on my lunch break!
Not amazing day so far. So hot. Can't function. My workshop was 36C earlier, so I decided to not torture myself by making anything in the hope tomorrow will be a little cooler. I had to cycle 30Km at lunchtime in full sun to do various errands though, that was not at all pleasant. Burned a stack of calories though.
Currently sitting in front of the Big Fan trying to repair my laptop and I think I've bought the wrong part (it's only a keycap so I'm not out a tonne of money but still it's annoying)
On the plus side tomorrow is friday and I now it's the school holidays I arranged a play date with some friends of mine for a day of PSVR + dinner in a couple of weeks. So that's nice to look forward to. Need to find some games suitable for a 12 year old. A very smart and capable 12 year old, but I don't think Resident Evil is going to be suitable.
Oh, and I just remembered I made sour cherry and lime ice-lollies! I'm going to get one of those, anyone else want one? They're hella sour but so refreshing.
I was grasping with a new line of investigation (building on some past work), and this is kinda good news. The bad news is that I don't feel I'm up to it. I feel rather low-energy again. Why did it happen? One may label it as "mental health", even "disability", but on a closer level it's just... what exists. It's been quite a while, and I'm slowly digging myself out, to see more existence, instead of whatever in the closed, exhaustible pit.
Something about the job itself. The messiest part is to work on some presumably high-quality data with some comically unwieldy and undebuggable tools, because you're "supposed" to use them. No, I think it's totally good to switch in tools of my choice whenever I can.
Stay strong friend. I know the struggle of low energy days. There is no shame in taking a mental health day every now and again and using that time to rest, work, reflect, etc. Sometimes those little breaks are the equivalent of a power nap for your attitude and health that will help for a few weeks.
Thank you, you're so kind.
Disliking traffic at the moment, on the bright side I'm on public transit so I can write comments on Tildes while traveling...today I'm working in Ruby, a few days was working in C.
Hah, no, we just have multiple languages for some things (there's some JS but much less than I was used to working with before). Switching to C code without many assertions in it or very many unit tests is fun in a different sort of way.
I've considered Crystal actually, but I'm looking for whatever will add type-safety to Ruby :P
Well, considering it was 0800 when you posted this... not much! So far, I've done a casual walkthrough of one of my facilities, and chatted with some coworkers. I will be submitting some environmental reports and updating our Fleet Safety program later on.
Been a weird one for sure. Woke up after 2 hours of sleep and started working on editing an episode for my treasure hunt. I hate it. I hate this episode. It's been two months since my last update, and it shows. I can't decide if I hate it because it's actually awful, or if I hate it because I want it so badly to be better. Finish it and move on? Or risk boring people to death?
After waffling back and forth over that for about 8 hours, I tried to go back to sleep. Got 2 more hours. Woke up and finished off the drywall mud in the bathroom. Silky smooth walls! Also greased up the AC motors because they've been acting up. It's about 105f right now (40c).
I feel tired, twitchy from overcaffeinating, but somewhat satisfied with productivity. I just need to make some kind of decision about how to handle this episode. I want to go out and shoot another one soon, but I have to figure this one out first.
So instead, I'm watching Goliath and jabbering away on here. AC is glorious.
I somehow pulled a muscle in my shoulder with a sneeze, still trying to work out how that happened. Aside from that though, it went pretty well. I set up a new wifi network properly on the first try, that never happens.
Have you watched any of the fan edits? I haven't been able to sit down and watch all the Hobbit movies yet because they can be a bit... long?
I feel better now that I am drinking a dirty chai from Peet's!
Everything is going good today so far. I have been teaching myself Python and creating scripts here and there at work to speed up some deliverables and I was just asked to present to a team regarding my work.
For the past week I have been working on a metacritic scraping tool so I can build data off the content aggregated on that site. Right now it's just pulling in Nintendo Switch game titles and scores but I advanced it enough to begin to use that list to pull in info off the individual game pages.
Once I have gotten enough info pulled in and got the code to a point where it's fully dynamic and works flawlessly, I plan on expanding to all other game platforms.
Then I will flesh out the analytics side and host my findings on my personal website. It's been a good project and I find myself in a manic, happy mood when my code starts to work as intended.
Pretty good! I just found out about this site from an internet friend, and I'm having a good time ignoring my actual work so that I can feel this place out.
I'm gonna go to a "Neo Soul Food" place for lunch, which I'm stoked about.
And I'm getting prepped for having my first son. I've been in the step-dad game for about six years now, but I'm going to have my first child that is genetically mine and I'm really excited.
Teaching myself python and writing some programs to put on my resume. So far so good. I wrote my first actually useful program from scratch today so I'm feeling pretty proud of myself :)
Edit: Also, I entered an online raffle a few days ago and found out I won! So today has been pretty great!
What'd you win?
OFF-WHITE sneakers. Just Hypebeast stuff 😅
Hey winning stuff is fun! I'd be thrilled to win sneakers, even though I'm not into the scene.
Thanks Kij :)
I felt like a pice of shit the entire day so not good
I had to cancel an academic advising appointment because I felt so anxious about it that I threw up multiple times, and there's no way in hell I'm risking throwing up on a bus. So yeah, RIP... On the flipside, at least I can turn today into a self-care day since there's nothing else to do...
Oof. That sounds rough. I hope you enjoy your self-care day though.
Taking a break from reading a Ken Wilber book at lunch. Heading back to work soon to tie up some projects, then procrastinate some research. Feeling somewhat aimless, even though I'm leaving town for six weeks on Monday and have more than enough to prepare.
I've been sitting in my car the past hour after being at a work function for the past 8 hours. It was too early to go back to work and too late to go home. Dreading going back to work and feeling shitty, as I have been the past 8 months. This is probably the worst part of my day. The best part of my day is when it ends.
Have you been looking for a new job?
good; having a lazy saturday morning. at some point i'll head to fisheries supply and buy some teak to finish mounting our new holding tank and have a working bathroom again (i live aboard a sailboat).
I've got the theater all to myself for four hours, and rather than working on my script, I'm typing this. Send help...