Week 46: Everything
- This week marks 6 months of me being in my job. I’d not have noticed the
milestone if Tom hadn’t said he’d also just passed 6 months in his weeknotes.
Thanks for the reminder Tom!
- It feels like I’ve come quite a long way in that time. When I started I’d
never written any Elixir. I now feel quite comfortable writing it and can
see why people rave both about both it, and also immutable data structures.
While they tripped me up for quite a while I’m now totally sold on the
- Immutability got me much the same as hardware description languages did in
University. With hardware description languages, or at least in Verilog which
we were using at the time, my little brain couldn’t deal with registers not
being around later on in the program (if you didn’t set the register at the
end of the clock cycle then it would be empty on the next execution). I lost
a good amount of time puzzling why my program didn’t work, or why it kept
- Being back at a 6 person start up is exactly what I was hoping for though.
It’s got that right level of having to do everything, and also having
everything to do. Hopefully we do the right everything, and skip the
everything we don’t need or have time for.
- We watched The Queen’s
thought it was excellent, and it prompted me to launch the Chess.app that
comes on MacOS and have a couple of games. It turns out I’m still terrible at