David Eisinger

Journal > Dispatch #6 (August 2023)

Posted 2023-08-06 under #dispatch

Nice to have a quieter month, though we still managed to spend a weekend at Lake Norman and took Nev on her first camping trip at Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area. We also had a nice visit from my folks to celebrate my mom’s birthday.

Tech-wise, I switched from Vim to Helix, which I’ve detailed over here. I was also able to work through a whole bunch of the Go track on Exercism – it’s a good way to get a handle on the basics of a language, but doesn’t cover using third-party packages, organizing large codebases, etc. To get that kind of experience, I’m going to try my hand at an app for fantasy sports drafts – take a set of player projections and a scoring formula, and output a UI I can use during a live online draft. I’ve been doing this with spreadsheets for years, and it’s pretty cumbersome. I’m going to use TOML for configuration, SQLite for data persistence, and Bubble Tea for the UI itself. We’ll see how it goes!

I’ve signed up for the Bull City Race Fest half-marathon in October. Training starts … tomorrow. I’m going to try to mix in some better eating habits + cross-training this time.

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