At work, I’ll be diving more into React for our new frontend. In my free time I’ll try to start reading “write great code” and for Arch Linux work on reproducible builds, figuring out what needs to be done and writing down issues.
Is that the Randall Hyde book? I read and liked Volume 2.
Can’t say that I do, but I have experience with lowend, cheap ARM boards which turned out to be a pain in the ass since upstream support is non-existent. The Allwinner boards can due to community written drivers and u-boot support run Linux, but GPU and a mainline kernel is a still a no go. Although there is one company still working hard on creating an open source laptop (which you can actually buy) https://olimex.wordpress.com/tag/laptop/.
An interesting alternative would be a T Bao Tbook, which is an Intel based laptop and relatively cheap and since it’s Intel hardware you can use their mainline gpu driver.
Excellent/Average, I work at a relatively small company (~ 30-35 employees) but with a lot of products which makes it a bit stressful. But I can still make ~ 40 hours / week and plan in what I will work on during the day so there is a lot of freedom. What annoys me more is that I sometimes can’t let go of my job during my free time.