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 #

In Polish #

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.

Biophilia #

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.
Biophilia hypothesis

AI #

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

Work #

Invest in things that don't change by DHH

Meta Rediscovers the Cubicle by Cal Newport

"Clean" Code, Horrible Performance by Casey Muratori

Health #

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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