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    I scored a new workshop this week. It’s time to break it in with some fun prints and paints this weekend. I’m also adding authentication middleware to the API for my galleria project this weekend.

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      Going to create next major release for JWT in Go (https://github.com/cristalhq/jwt) with a few memory optimizations.

      Also probably play with another libs in todo.

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        How funny, I’m planning on implementing this library in my project this weekend!

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          yeah, life is strange sometimes :)

          ping me anytime btw

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        I’m working on a few fun projects:

        • A redesign for my personal website
        • Building the leg armor for my Mandalorian cosplay
        • Working on a digital exhibition project (re-imagining/re-creation of an old project called Digital Flow)
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          I’ll be continuing to work on my art exhibition/gallery application.

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            I started working on a digital art exhibition website this week. It’s inspired by a former software from over a decade ago that I used to love called Digital Flow.

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              I’m working on being a little more self reliant with services I use. I am transitioning a large portion of software I use to a self-hosted version if it exists, or just a different software all together if it doesn’t. Also trying to peel away from Microsoft products as much as I can.

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                I got a 3D printer that I’ve been playing with the last few weeks. I started printing some mini’s for a new TRPG campaign, as well as an Iron Man Arc Reactor that I want to do some circuitry work with (lighting and sound).

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                  i3

                  spaceship prompt

                  intellij

                  Now without these I would be way less structured and productive than I am. It’s not just about velocity of execution, but about abstracting away more complex common operations. Without these tools I wouldn’t have been able to identify such patterns and understand that they were worth their own abstractions.

                  In a similar vein, also Talon Voice did the same, even though I don’t use it full-time but only when I have an RSI flare

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                    I’d love to hear an elaboration on why you feel spaceship prompt, specifically, made you a better programmer!

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                      well, it’s not necessarily spaceship prompt in itself but the vast amount of tools it brings together. Spaceship prompt has the added value that I don’t need to care about configuring them when I get a new laptop and basically allows easy access to a user experience on the terminal that would have been too much effort to set up without it or the few alternatives.

                      That said, the smart search, all the info about python, git, aws and k8s are fundamental to take off my brain the effort of checking and double checking the state of my session to be sure of what is gonna happen. It takes away the need for a lot of commands that I see used regularly by other devs just to reassess the situation every few minutes.

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                    I rented a studio for myself last month and I’m finally getting around to setup some equipment in it this weekend. I needed a new desk and I found a spare door and some large metal brackets that should work nicely. I’ll be building that and possibly making some Mandalorian armor with my friend.

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                      This week I want to start an art project. I either want to do an illustration project or a music project with my guitar. Maybe even both. I’m not sure what I want to do yet though. Anyone have any recommendations for someone who’s learning illustration and/or guitar?

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                        https://sneakycrow.dev/blog - I write about art and engineering

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                          Work, Guitar, and FF7 remake.

                          I gotta say, so far, that FF7 remake is extremely impressive and nostalgic. I recommend it to anyone that has a PS4.

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                            This week I’m not planning on doing anything. I’m allowing what I’m “doing” this week to be organic and simply what I’m in the mood for.

                            Although, I’ll probably still be making a point to practice guitar a bunch.

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                              What do you think GitHub (and Microsoft) have to gain from purchasing the money pit that is npm?

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                                Controlling and being able to influence a piece of infrastructure critical to their other smash hit, TypeScript.

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                                  That makes sense to me. They have an investment in Typescript and an unstable npm makes it riskier.

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                                  Making Node.js cheaper and more reliable drives up demand for cloud servers.

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                                    Brand awareness? github will be the first thing new JS developers get into contact with now, and they will never use anything else anymore.

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                                      1. Developers, developers, developers.
                                      2. ???
                                      3. Profit.

                                      Having npm, GitHub, TypeScript and VSCode, Microsoft now owns large chunk of tooling used by huge group of developers. I’m not sure what the step 2 is, but probably Azure.

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                                        Control and user-exposure to their services and products. Creating convenience for users is going to gear them towards using more services that the company provides, which in turn can make them more money.

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                                        I’m going to a comedy show at a local bar, going to see Aesgir live, and then playing DnD all day on Sunday

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                                          Over the past couple months I’ve been exploring audio engineering, photography, and illustration. This week I’m going to start enforcing a better practice schedule by requiring output to be uploaded.

                                          Every x period I’m requiring I upload a photo, illustration, or audio file to my space on Digital Ocean. I’m going to connect that to an API so I can serve all of these files on some sort of portfolio. They’ll be “release” files, which will be shown by default. But, users exploring the portfolio will also be able to “show all”. I feel it will be neat to be able to see progress throughout x time period.

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                                            When it’s up, please feel free to message me! Really curious to see this coming into fruition! I’ll add a reminder to add check back on your space in 2-3 months.

                                            I always struggle with motivation on hobby projects so I hope it will work for you.

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                                            Messing around with my new guitar pedal, going to an anniversary event at my local pet store, and relaxing.

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                                              New pedal?! Do tell…

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                                                I picked up the Chase Bliss Audio Mood pedal https://www.chaseblissaudio.com/shop-pedals/m-o-o-d

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                                                  That looks amazing!

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                                              This week I’m continuing my prompt project, where I’m creating an automated prompt service for artists. In addition, I finally picked up an audio interface this past weekend, so I’m going to be gearing up to learn a lot more guitar and start getting into recording.

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                                                This week I’m continuing practice with photography (a new hobby I picked up a few weeks ago). In addition, I’m continuing work on a prompt application (which is slowly turning into a service) for photos, illustrations, and writing. I’m very excited about both!

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                                                  How are you practicing photography?

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                                                    I’m practicing “street photography” specifically this week. I take the transit to and from work, and I have to make a stop in Downtown to switch buses. In between transfers I’m taking the opportunity to walk around downtown and shoot a bunch of pictures. I’m also assigning myself “prompts” so I have a goal of what I’m shooting. This week I have four prompts: street portrait, look up, motion blur, night shot.

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                                                  This weekend I’m going to mostly relax. I’ve been exploring some more creative hobbies recently (photography and illustration). I might take some courses on concept art as it’s something I find attractive in the illustration realm specifically. I’ll probably also watch Evangelion 3.33 :)