Checking in: 2023-05-18

Checking in for 2023-05-18:

  • Yesterday was chemo. I think I need to treat these with more respect because all I was good for yesterday was conversations and browsing social media. I did write a piece that I've been noodling for a while but that came after the cool-down of Coffee House Coders. So I didn't get any more play in like I had hoped.
  • I got word that the Ultimate Micro RPG book that I donated to CCA was a big hit with one of the patients. So that was a nice intro for the chemo session.
  • Gravity is definitely in full-effect since yesterday. Also I'm looking at a sink-full of dishes that need sorting into the dishwasher. But those usually don't take that long.
  • I did play more Ironsworn on Tuesday. Wednesday I didn't have the mental fortitude to do that. Thinking a slightly simpler system might be useful for when I don't have the energy. I've been looking at Runecairn but might also try something from Cezar Capacle as well.
  • I released version 0.4.0 of Tootstream before my doctor's appointment. Have to say that Setuptools, Twine, and Github Releases make this process painless. If you're still distributing Python code only on Github without releases you may want to consider opening a PyPI account and doing the hard work of understanding how Setuptools works. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
  • I feel like Coffee House Coders is almost like group therapy for developers. Lots of folks struggling with trying to navigate their way through either becoming developers or wanting to find a job. It's almost become a cliche for me to recommend "The Mediocre Programmer for folks. Never realized how much pain there is in learning how to code and understanding how to get a job through the byzantine process of technical hiring. This might become a separate blog post, but no guarantees (also no guarantees that I haven't already written this blog post 100x already).

I think that's it for the moment. More as I remember / experience it.