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2019-04-04

Participated in a discussion on people learning ruby, and it reminded me of _why and his Poignant Guide.

Sure, by now it's dated, and the syntax doesn't hold up to best practices 100%, but even reading through it today, it's entertaining and captures your interest.

It's why I still consider ruby my "I need to get shit done" language - it just feels right.

2019-04-03

Just put all of my choir stuff for the next two weeks on the calendar. I may spend more time at the Cathedral than I do at home over the week leading up to Easter.

2019-04-02

I wonder, with the rapid rise of Kubernetes, how long it takes before it is replaced/fizzles out. I've seen separate opinions, and I just don't have enough experience with it to know which way I think.

2019-04-01

Best April Fool's gag of the day for me was the ThinkGeek Mimic delivery package.

StackOverflow's Geocities theme was pretty good, too.

2019-03-31

Knocked out a few leetcode problems today. Relied pretty heavily on the Rust docs while doing it, but that's because I don't have the Rust stdlib under my belt yet.

Results were better than expected, although I took longer to get to solutions than I wanted. Anyway, forward progress.

2019-03-30

Today was a relax day; I did no programming today. Instead, I went out and cleaned up the garden, and played video games. It's good to have a change of pace every once in a while. Also, working the body tends to refresh the mind.

2019-03-29

Dealt with a tool today that gives you the ability to run a script, but not pass any options to the script. Caused me to have to work around a lot to get the behavior I was looking for.

The Principle of Least Astonishment would have helped there tremendously.