A quick review of what’s happened in 2022. It’s been quite a year 😅.
My eldest is 9 years old, my baby is 1 years old, where did time go?
The pandemic was wild. Can you believe people stayed at home for such a long period of time?
Soon as the pandemic was over, I attended around 8 weddings, what a way to force myself into social interaction.
I have restarted going back to the gym. I don’t have solid goals at the moment, just turn up and run.
Building work is a very complex process. From getting the right builder to keeping building control onside.
I’m writing a ton more for myself. This makes me really happy and it’s clearing up my thought process!
Books I have read;
- Build by Tony Fadell
- Subtle art of not giving a ** by Mark Manson
- Drive by Daniel H. Pink
- The art of learning by Josh Waitzkin
- Relentless by Tim S. Grover
- Anti-fragile by Nassim Nicholas Talib
Books I’m currently reading;
- Database internals by Alex Petrov
- Expert C programming by Peter Van Der Linden
- Designing data intensive systems by Martin Kleppmann
Some quotes that I really liked;
- Drive: Solving complex problems requires an enquiring mind and the willingness to experiment ones way to a fresh solution.
- Drive: Engagement produces mastery
- Build: Try, Learn. Fail.
- Ruby on Rails.
- I started writing a CSS processor called Deadfire. It’s still very early days. I’m going to spend a lot of time polishing it next year.
- I’m going to block stuff to 6 weeks. If i’m not done, come back to it in another 6 week block. This helps me to keep experimenting and learning.
- Building a deep mastery of my craft. I’m diving deep down the T.
- Do 1 presentation either at work/youtube/twitch (livestream) who knows, who cares.- Fail more.
Imagine the world cup final. A penalty on the biggest stage, on the last minute. You score and you become a hero. You miss, well… let’s not imagine that right?
For me to get really good at football or cricket, the 2 sports I spent a majority of my youth playing, I failed a lot! Missed sitters or bowled to an easy ball. Those failures pushed me to grow. I’m hoping to leverage the same learnings in my career too.