free wednesdays.

Quick one. It’s day 3 (day 5 if you include the weekend) of being a free man. I’m planning to write something more in depth about that, but perhaps after a few more days of settling. It’s amazing how much more time you have to allocate to personal things when you’re free from certain former responsibilities.

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commencement.

I recently watched The Avengers: Endgame, the final movie for the aptly called Infinity Saga from the Marvel cinematic universe (MCU). In the same weekend, I visited my family back home in Indiana to attend my youngest sister’s college graduation. TL;DR, I had quite the eventful weekend with a lot of things coming to a close. A weekend of closure, if you will.

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dropping the ball.

Short post for continuity. Haven’t gotten much time to spend writing stuff, especially to the degree that I’ve told myself I would, but I’m holding off on being disappointed with my initial plans falling through. Still currently in the UK, but I’m now completely un-jetlagged with the feeling of “Oh, I really want to do this before I leave” setting in. I take this as a good sign though, since I wasn’t really expecting much or any attachment to occur–look forward to a full write up on the London experience! London is quite great; I think I could get used to this place, but as of right now… there are no plans to leave NYC.

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english breakfast.

I managed to fall asleep around 9pm last night, mainly trying to convince myself that I didn’t need to gorge myself with the copious amount of chocolates the hotel left in my room. Woke up around 4am (BST), so jetlag is in full swing. I also forgot to buy water last night, so waking up before the crack of dawn was mostly just me memeing and contemplating whether or not London tap water is a wise choice. Spoilers: it wasn’t. The saving grace for my morning was an English breakfast, the most enjoyable part being the fact that it was down the street from work/hotel. Otherwise, it was pretty bland and quite tasteless. I later learned that one should only get an English breakfast if they make everything from scratch and freshly made just for you.

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UK - the first day.

First post not from within the US! For the next 2 weeks, I’ll be working in Droit’s UK office. My goal is to develop closer ties with the engineers here, improve my understanding on how Londoners work and complete the work associated with the latest development sprint. The London crew seems quite welcoming. As an initial observation, I think this is the case because I think most people here are quite clearly extroverted, at least when compared to the general populace in NY.

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code review.

Spent today reviewing some work for an upcoming change to Adept. The PR was close to 5000 lines (includes data files). This effort took most of my morning and also part of my afternoon, but I was also (in parallel) working on getting one of my own PRs code reviewed. Finished the day with my work getting merged. Hoorah for less technical debt.

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the return.

Today at work I was able to finally get a chance to write down tests for DSDS first order logic expression generation. I was also able to find out that obligation expressions can be generalized to support the return of constant values (something I apparently didn’t add already lol).

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At the Close

I’ve been meaning to write something like this, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s probably more productive to record the stuff I’ve been thinking instead of just letting them stew in my head. I think I’m going to make this a collective post, and by that I mean I’ll make incremental edits to it over the next fews weeks or so. I’ll also try a bit harder to make this post more interesting (read work harder at writing) than I have in other posts.

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Project Lamp Progress

Alberto and I successfully implemented hooks to generate large parts of Project Lamp content! Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that seamless (as I originally thought), and I’ve come to the realization on the pains of using a static site generator (SSG).

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Be a Fighter

A little bit of a Sunday morning reflection…. It’s funny to admit that I’ve learned this from playing a Fighting Game, but there is truth and value in “fighting the good fight” until the end and not simply opting to “slide by”.

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Goals for March

  • Implement Landing page for PL in PS
  • Write a chapter in PL site (w/ proper formatting)
  • Finish PL Chapters 1-3
  • Learn a bit of Heroku to make a simple React App
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Week 3 at the Recurse Center

I’m pretty happy with what I got done today despite not feeling all too well when I woke up. I basically just worked on Project Lamp and got most of Chapter 1 done (even though I told myself that I would finish it last weekend).

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Project Lamp is Living

I got to iron out a few details on Project Lamp (PL) with Alberto. It seems that we have already made some decent leeway into the project and look forward to presenting tomorrow at RC (HYPE!!!).

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First Post (hype)

Today, I spent a few hours learning how to configure this site. I learned that there are a few weird things that happen behind the scenes with Jekyll (seriously, some of this stuff is just jacked up), but those are just somethings that I’ll have to get used to/learn (beats having to actually learn how to write the proper HTML and such).

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