2023 March. Taking a break. Biophilia.
I will take some time off in the upcoming months.
New posts #
Teaching Tech Together Book Summary. I finally had time to read it, and I'm pretty happy about it. If you're going to teach programming, then it's a must-read.
Want to remember more of your life?.
I want to improve my memory of everyday life, and I've put together my research and experiments I'm going to try in this post.
Books I'm reading #
You Are Not a Rock: A Step-By-Step Guide to Better Mental Health by Mark Freeman
Books I've read #
- Learning Go: An Idiomatic Approach to Real-World Go Programming by Jon Bodner. It's a good intro to the language. It should be your first book. It's probably not worth it if you've already familiar with Golang basics.
- Prometheus: Up & Running: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring by Brian Brazil
- Teaching Tech Together. You can read my summary here.
In Polish #
- Zły by Leopold Tyrmand. Quite an interesting story and a lot about Warsaw around 1950. It's pretty long because of the long descriptions, and while I usually can't stand them, for some reason, it worked in this one. I can recommend it.
- Inteligentny Inwestor XXI wieku Tom III trader21. This one is about creating a wallet of assets and how to think about diversification and how it can be helpful.
Elsewhere on the Web #
Robert Reich. I want to recommend his whole channel. I like seeing different opinions about politics and find his videos well-researched and entertaining. I highly recommend it.
What Makes Buildings Beautiful (And Why Beauty Does Matter) | The Aesthetic City. I highly recommend this one as it made me question the ideas of beauty, the environment, and where I want to live. From there, I started noticing things I wasn't conscious of, like my preferences for patterns and symmetries.
ChatGPT Gets a Computer. Great dive into computing and theories of intelligence in the context of ChatGPT.
Programming AIs worry me. I want to recommend this one, especially for the short story of proofreading in the context of coding:
Over time I bent my workflow around proofreading, like putting each spoken sentence on a newline to break my reading flow. This helped find more errors but made the whole process even more miserable, and eventually I just gave up and went back to typing.
A weapon to surpass Metal Gear by Cadey
Invest in things that don't change by DHH
Meta Rediscovers the Cubicle by Cal Newport
"Clean" Code, Horrible Performance by Casey Muratori
How many STEPS should I walk per day to stay HEALTHY? | Jeffrey Peng MD. TLDR; Minimum 4k steps, and optimal probably around 7500 steps per day. More is better.
Personal Thoughts #
The biggest change is taking a break from work. I will take a little more time with my son, especially when he won't be able to attend kindergarten, but I also want to get some new perspective and catch up on my todo-list.
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