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"Week" in Review: Oops

/* "Weekly" is relative */

  • Health: I recovered some, still not back at 100% healthy, but a good 90% probably.
  • Porsche Project (University): I had decided I wanted to drop a lot of responsibility, but discussing that with the team put me in a position I could negotiate more easily. Long story short, I ended up in a more process managing position than planned; I also met up with Porsche last week. The meeting went over well. I still feel the value clash I have with working with Porsche in the first place consuming me, though,
  • Learnings: On that note, I've learned a whole lot about the planning / defining part of projects. A professor suggested I should look into Design Sprints for the next project. I've also grown more familiar with the Double Diamond design process because of this. On a more programm-y note: I've started looking more closely into 65816 Assembly, to prepare myself for hacking some Super Nintendo code. Shoutout to the Super Famicom Wiki

Sorry for the late entry, you can't always pick and choose how or when you wanna do things, I guess!


Week in Review: Sick

/* Sick and tired */

  • Github Outage: When I woke up on monday, I thought I'd go insane because of issues appearing and disappearing, way to throw me through a loop, Github
  • Porsche Project (University): I've decided to drop a lot the the responsibility in this, in favor of trying to contribute to open source projects (e.g via CodeTriage). Got an agreement with my team about that.
  • FOSS: I've been made admin of the name-suggestion-index repo. The community is really vibrant and friendly. Starting to really like the OSM people!
  • Learnings: How maliciously easy it is to put tracking pixels on your webpage. No link because I do not endorse that behaviour. Rest assured, there is none on here!
  • Mental Health: I've decided to keep a more active drafting process for the weekly roundups, to make it easier to reflect on what I've learned that week.
  • Health: I've fallen sick. FML.

Also I forgot to do this because of getting sick


Week in Review: Stressed

/* Stress. */

  • Porsche Project (University): I've started building a TCP client for the CAN signals we received. Repo is private for now (NDA).
  • Work: Okay so, I'm basically up for a promotion, although there hasn't been anything concrete yet Been fiddling with React. Fixed a few attribute bugs.
  • Coaching (University): Coaching a new group now. Got really good feedback for a new technique I'm trying out. It's based on Dan Woods' Killer Whale and Monkey Technique, as outlined in Radical Candor.
  • Games: Honestly just Armello.
  • Private Projects: Been working hard on getting the theme to be like I want to. Writing a blog post about the process. Will keep you posted
  • Mental Health: I'm really freaking stressed out. Last week Friday night was terribly taxing, and now I got so many things to do...
  • Collaboration: I've been idly pitching into the name-suggestion-index. It's really fun when you got 5 minutes to spare!

Stress is terrible.


Week in Review: Beginnings

/* Well, I did launch a blog, I guess. */

  • Porsche Project (University): Not much happened this week in regards to this project, we are slowly settling in what direction we want to move. I should probably explain the situation a little bit in a dedicated post...
  • Work: I've kind of been useless at work this week. Need to get back into React, but couldn't really find the time to actually do much.
  • Coaching (University): Had a training this week, mostly about gender bias awareness during coaching sessions. Coaching is another possible topic I could write about, now that I am thinking about it.
  • Games: Was really immersed in A Hat in Time, and had some fun playing Armello.
  • Private Projects: Well... I made a blog. You're on it.
  • Mental Health: Sunny week all-in-all, therapists taught me about the ABC of CBT. Good tool!

So besides work, I would say it's been a successful week!


Do More Things

/* Not all beginnings are easy, but this one is. */

praxis@praxis-elementary:~/projects/devblog$ pelican content

And suddenly we're rolling.

What a feat of technology to launch me into this environment. Thanks to Pelican, I was able to set up this server within just a few hours. Initially, I had planned to spend a weekend building my own solution, but then I had a fantastic idea: I decided to fork the fuzzy notepad instead.

See, Eevee has been an inspiration for me for some time now, in multiple ways. She's talented in her work and she's also openly Furry. Turns out she mainly used Pelican to generate her blog, and thus, instead of running a modified version of her notepad, I instead decided to use Pelican directly. I am not fully happy with the theme yet, though.

There are a few reasons as to why I decided to start writing this blog, but probably the biggest one is that my university, CODE University, accepts a well written, factual and up-to-date blog for assessment. But this should also become a guide for the people who run into similar problems I have and will run into.

There will be three main topics which I will talk about in this blog, the first one, and probably the biggest one, is going to be programming or Computer Science, another one will be mental health, whether personal or philosophical, and the third topic will plain and simply be Furries. I don't expect anyone to stick around and read my entries for all three of these topics. It's just that all of these topics are things that concern my day to day life, and thus things I feel (or should feel) comfortable talking about. That'd be good Praxis.

Now, let me also finally introduce myself: I'm Praxis. I picked that name because of its definition:

Praxis, noun

practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills.

source

In my personal life, I've been noticing that I exceed in theory, but I am often lacking in practice. To give you an example: I theoretically know how to make a full-fledged game, but I just don't do it. Even though there is a big part of me that wants to do it.

Practice is scary.

Doing things is scary.

I chose Praxis so that I may push myself to do more things. More things, like a blog for example.


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