Andrew White

2021 Week 2 wrap up

Finished Take Control of Managing your Files. My initial impression was correct: there weren’t a lot of new ideas to me, and it lacked a lot of actionable information. I felt like the authore spent a lot of time hawking other Take Control books. Still, it got me thinking about my organization. Might be time for a blog post on my strategy.

I’ve been playing lots of (too much) Fallout: 76. It’s fun, and it’s got a pretty good player community. Higher level players frequently help out lower level with equiment and cash. I like to keep a few nice, crafted level five weapons and armour pieces on me when I’m near the starting area. The game is generally really good, but the main quests tend to be a bit too drawn out, and require a lot of traipsing back and forth across large bits of the map. The bit of the Brotherhood of Steel questline that has you visit the DMV (American vehicle licensing authority) is a joke that goes on way past when it stops being amusing. If you play, I’d love to hear from you!

When Panic’s IDE Nova came out, I was keen to give it a shot. At the time, though, I didn’t have a tonne of web development work, so I decided to wait until things picked up. By the time I got it they’d released a few major updates. I like it, it’s fast, and it’s a lot easier to tweak than VS Code. I did end up licensing it. But I’m not sure if it’s worth the additional cost to me. I have some work coming up this week, and I’ll make a point of doing it all in Nova (including the minor edits I usually just do in vim).

Made some good food this week. This crispy tofu was a hit with the family, and I’m probably going to make it again tonight. Made a huge batch of Lentil Bolognese soup. And we ordered from a new restaurant this week, Pakeel. The food was fantastic. The veggies tasted really fresh. Be forwarned: when they say hot, they mean it.