The first official stream of Season 00!
Arcaidius and I stream together, but work on our projects mostly independently. I spend the time working on building a waterfall that will soon go into a lake off the side of my castle.
I’ve got the first live stream for CoffeeCraft coming up this Monday at 7pm EDT (-4 UTC? I think? I hate Daylight Saving). I did a test stream a while back, and downloaded some music to run in the background. I’ve got a plan and now I need to burn off some nervous energy. There’s probably a whole other post in there but I spent too much time today finding stuff to do instead of writing the stuff that was on my mind. With a little more work I’ll get the nervous slacking to actual writing ratio tipped in the other direction.
Last November I posted about some ongoing projects, went through through the various projects and gave a bit of a status report on them, and I mentioned my goals moving forward. Today’s going to be a breakdown of what happened between then and now, and what’s in store for the future.
The one where I’m testing XSplit and doing a quick run around the world. First real stream should be coming this Friday.
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.
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”.
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:
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.
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.
In yesterday’s post I mentioned my goals for the coming month, and one was going through the various projects and giving a bit of a status report on them. Today’s going to be a bit of a high-level overview, and the next few posts will dig a little deeper into each project.