Sometimes I obsess about the end of the world.
I, like so many other programmers doubt myself a lot. In spite of years of experience successfully solving problems and overcoming challenges, I still wonder about how I really measure up.
It’s been a little while since I’ve worked on my blog, but an idea that I’ve been kicking around is really stripping it down to the bare parts. The idea being that a blog is, and should be, a simple thing. Before, the blog was composed of two parts, the backend written in Go, and the frontend - a react app.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of reading two really good self-help books - “Deep Work” by Cal Newport and “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I enjoyed both books and thought this might be a good place to write down what kind of changes I’d like to implement thanks to each of them.
I recently picked up an old classic by Eric Evans called Domain-Driven Design. I’m moving pretty slowly through the book doing my best to let it soak in. My process so far has been to highlight points of interest and take some notes in the margins. Then, at the end of the chapter, I try to summarize what I’ve learned. I really don’t want to get through this book and only have vague ideas of what was talked about.
I'm a father of three and a software engineer for both hobby and trade. I enjoy tabletop role-playing and board games - especially of the heavily social variety! I also occasionally participate in game jams with friends.
I'm particularly interested in self-improvement in all of those things. I enjoy progressing through a new skill and learning ways of maximizing my time and focus.