Almost Didn't Post This

   metaNaNoWriMo

No big long deep thoughts today either - a very tiring day at work left me drained. So here's a brief "thinking out loud" kind of thing, slightly related to yesterday's riff. I almost didn't post, but I didn't want to break the forward momentum on actually writing and posting.

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Deep Thoughts Coming Soon

   metaNaNoWriMo

No big long deep thoughts today… got kinda wrapped up in having a day off. As more of a "thinking out loud" kind of thing, one of the ideas I've had bouncing around has to do with the balance between "good enough" and "minimally acceptable".

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In Defence of Almost NaNoWriMo

   metaprogrammingNaNoWriMo

Not 1/6th of the way in to Almost NaNoWriMo, and I'll admit to feeling a little defensive. I was originally thinking of this article this morning in terms of being a spot-check or reflection on the exercise so far, but if I'm being brutally honest, it was a couple of comments that have been on a slow burn in the back of my mind since last night:

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Special Feed for Dev.to

   metaprogramming

Back in January 2017 I started following what looked like a small and promising community of programmers (and those in adjacent fields) over at Dev.to. At the time I had the site's whole feed pumping into my Feedly list, I'd commented on a few posts, and I was starting to think about either revitalizing this blog or picking some other platform for posting.

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Sabbaticals, Reflections, and Changes

   burnoutmeta

I've had a few versions of this post floating around for longer than I care to think about. What follows is something closer to what I'd started around the same time I was working on the "13 Years in the Valley" retrospectives. For some reason I thought I'd more directly stated just how bad the burnout was, but after looking back I apparently only had the conversation as fully and expressedly in my head.

So let's start the reflection part of this endevour.

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