Daily Log - reading, watching & listening

I’m starting a new job on Monday, and have had the luxury of ~10 days off since leaving Cleo. The past 12 months have been unbelievably stressful in my own life, even before taking into account living through a pandemic, and now a war in Europe.

I stand with Ukraine πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦ πŸ’™ πŸ’›, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the unfolding situation. If you have the means, consider donating to Unicef or The Red Cross

To avoid complete overwhelm, I took the opportunity to read, wind down, and really think about what I want to achieve in my first few months in my next job.

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🐒 Go Slow to go Fast 🐒

If you know me then you might already know that I’m a bit advocate for habits over attempting major life overhauls. 2020 was a bit of a strange year, and I spent a lot of the lockdowns resting rather than building the habits I want. But that rest time was much needed, and I now find myself wanting to spend my time being more active, whether than means coding, running, seeing friends or just doing something I enjoy.

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πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»Teach Yourself CS - Programming Module Setup πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ’»

I am spending some of my lockdown Christmas following the Teach Yourself CS Curriculum. These are my notes on setting up for the Programming section.

When I started this project I thought I’d be off and away really quickly - learning all the computer science things and revelling in my new found knowledge by Christmas. That is not what has happened πŸ˜‚ I’ve found the setup required to really follow the suggested course a bit tricky, so I’m making notes here in the hope that it might be of use.

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Fear of Failure - Part 2

A few months ago, when I was only a few months into my role at Cleo, I wrote about experiencing anxiety around failure when writing and deploying code.

Truth be told, I had completely forgotten about that post until I was debugging a SSH issue on my site this morning! But I wanted to take some time to reflect on how things have changed, nearly 6 months later.

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