Now that 2019 is almost here, I've been reflecting on my personal & professional journey as a programmer so far. Here's my story of going from a media arts degree and no job to working fulltime remotely.
It's not that hard to shine brightly. But how many people continue to shine years later?
Something I've been doing recently is starting to self-host as much as I can. I don't like relying on businesses, since they can change their services on a whim. I host an IRC network bouncer, a feed reader, and so on. But why not a git frontend?
Today, let's start with a simple goal: Get a bot up and running via a JSON configuration file, in Crystal, that responds to a "!ping" command.
My biggest regret of 2017 was reading few books. I want to change that for 2018, so here's a list of books that I am reading, or want to read—and why.
I've migrated my website. Again.