Dispatch #3 (May 2023)
Another month in the books. Man, year’s flying by. We filled it up though: went down to the lake for Easter weekend, took the kayaks out on the Catawba. Claire went out to California to visit a friend, so I got to spend a lot of one-on-one time with Nev and made a big dent in the closet project. The first unit is done and installed. Claire seems really happy with it. The second unit should go a lot quicker since most of the thought work is done.
I ordered Claire an e-bike thinking it might arrive before her birthday mid-May, but it showed up just a few days later. It’s been a blast taking Nevie to the museum and around town. We also ran the Tar Heel 10 Miler last weekend. Super fun, and I did better than I expected to based on my training (result, certificate) – there’s something about an organized race that just gives that extra push I guess.
- Adventure: do some non-electric biking (“acoustic biking” as it were), ideally after getting a rack installed on the car
- Project: finish this closet off
- Skill: gonna say learning Golang again, though the fact that I’m struggling to pick a project makes me think my interest is more theoretical than practical
- Fiction: Long Shadows, David Baldacci
- Non-fiction: Building a Second Brain, Tiago Forte
- Looks like the author did a podcast I should check out
- This Is How You Lose The Time War – just fantastic little book I read this month. Hard to describe, but highly recommended. Originally recommended here.
- Simple Commit Linting for Issue Number in GitHub Actions – short post on my company blog about two topics dear to me: continuous integration and information retrieval.
- What Do You Want to Make Real in the World?
- A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden
- “Some Favorite Reads From 2022 • by Kyle Aster”; backed up 2023-04-30 18:47:22 UTC
- “Simple Commit Linting for Issue Number in GitHub Actions | Viget”; backed up 2023-04-30 18:47:23 UTC
- “What Do You Want to Make Real in the World? — Anna Havron”; backed up 2023-04-30 03:38:36 UTC
- “A Brief History & Ethos of the Digital Garden”; backed up 2023-04-30 18:47:58 UTC