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My blogging situation

As you can tell, I don’t really blog much.

There are a variety of reasons:

  • I find the ALC website to be a big hassle to use for blogging.
  • I prefer writing in Markdown.
  • I am creating shareable value and practicing articulating in other domains such as the MetaCurrency project, so I don’t feel the need to do it here.
  • I’m not interested in just copying my trello from the week into a blog post.
  • As of lately, I have been trying to blog more deeply and I don’t want to post anything shallow.
  • I would much rather post my meaningful articles in blogs that I enjoy using.

This leads to me not really blogging on this site.

Because I’ve missed a bunch of weeks, I’ll give a few updates in this blog post:

Games I’ve been loving recently:

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Uplink
  • Overwatch
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • Jackbox Party Packs
  • Rocket League

Shows I’ve been loving recently:

  • Silicon Valley
  • Rick and Morty

Online content I’ve been loving recently:

  • NerdCubed’s Videos

Offerings I’ve been participating in recently:

  • Philosophy
  • History
  • Writing Skills
  • Coding
  • Pathfinders
  • Bomb Disposal
  • Fermentation

Coding projects I’ve been working on recently:

  • Holochain (Go+Docker+Web)
  • System Maintenence (Bash+Python)
  • Financial Scripts (Python)

Social media I’ve been using:

  • Discord
  • Slack

Recent events:

  • Grandmother’s turned 80 yrs old

Not content that I find interesting to post, but have at it!

2 comments

  1. Abby says:

    My guess is that your future self and future biographers will be grateful for the snapshots you leave them, especially if you do the extra work now to put those snapshots in one place so they don’t have to hunt across multiple platforms. Creating a record of our individual processes and work is one of those tasks that lets us choose whether to do the work now so things are easier for us later or to do the minimum now and work extra later. Either is an option. As someone who didn’t reflect/organize/record/aggregate my work through high school and college (and doesn’t have the skills to create a bot to do the aggregation for me like *cough*cough* some talented folks), I can share that I now practice note-taking as I work–and on the digital platforms that appeal to me much less than a notebook–because I’ve learned (1) the hunting and gathering of scraps when I’m confronted with a deadline for, as an example, creating a portfolio for my college graduation panel stresses me out; (2) details that 15 years later would be interesting at least or helpful at best–like the author of that article I read on Catholic Schools or the names of my Governor’s School mentors–wouldn’t have become casualties of my imperfect memory if I’d been writing them down as they entered my awareness; and (3) if I reflect in smaller cycles as I work I can recognize and incorporate insights/improvements sooner.

    I totally hear you about wishing this platform were more inviting, working and re-working drafts when you do blog here, and not feeling excited about posting things your current self feels are obvious/uninteresting. Glad you’re on the tech working-group to push for upgrades that would serve you and your peers!

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