There was no update to the blog yesterday as I was preoccupied with my first day of 100 days of code. This is a coding challenge that was created by Alexander Kallaway which encourages people to commit to coding for 100 days.
There are two main rules to this:
- Code minimum an hour every day for the next 100 days.
- Tweet your progress every day with the #100DaysOfCode hashtag.
I have decided to take up the challenge and to code an hour of Python every day for the next 100 days. This is not going to be easy as it is already 21:19 and I have yet to code for an hour today!
You can check out more information and the full rules from the website here.
I intend to write a summary of the previous 7 days of coding on a weekly basis which will help with two of the aims of this site, updating the blog regularly and learning to code.
It’s been almost 2 years since I last updated my blog, and I think a new blog post is long overdue!
After deliberating over what I wanted to write about I have decided to focus on the following areas, and perhaps narrow things down when I find an area I want to concentrate on and a potential direction for the blog:-
- Productivity and Lifehacking
- My efforts to learn Japanese
- Japanese applications and learning resources
- Anything Japanese related – travel, food, culture
- My efforts to final get past ‘Hello World’ in a programming language
- Anything ‘tech’ related including trying to make something more exiting than a LED bulb blink with my Arduino and Raspberry Pi boards.
- Thoughts on Project Management
In order to get some kind of consistency and actually make progress I am aiming to commit to one blog post a week, which should, if everything goes according to plan be on Tuesdays.
This may mean that posts are not ‘perfect’, contain several grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, but the aim here is just to start and develop regular blogging as a productive habit.
Lets hope the next blog post is not in 2 years time, and thanks for stopping by!
Like many people I recently received the following Evernote to Microsoft OneNote migration email, and like many people I am not best pleased about the changes they have proposed:-
There are a varied views and opinions regarding this change with some users staying loyal to Evernote while some seem to be leaving faster than the England Football team during an international competition.
Welcome to what will be another attempt at writing a blog by yours truly. I think this is probably attempt number 5 by now.
As per usual I will be documenting my experience and thoughts on learning Japanese. I am still going through James W. Heisig’s -Remebering the Kanji and was up to Kanji number 1115 when disaster struck! My phone ended up in a reboot loop and I had no choice but to reset to factory settings.
Unfortunately I had not backed up my Anki deck to AnkiWeb and so lost all of my progress up to that point and was left with my last synchronisation with 807 reviews to do.
It will take quite sometime to catch up but needless to say I will persevere until I have caught up.