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Programming, Day 46

Am really enjoying practicing Vim and Python syntax with my Anki decks.
Will start doing 10 mins of touch typing daily.
My young friends in the DGPLUG irc channel, all seem to have gained wings with their typing speeds.

Given up on the #100daysofcode for now.
Current strategy is to …

  1. Read theory (Lutz)
  2. Practice programs
  3. Ask friends to give me more programs.


  • 2p, Restarting the Lutz book. Got lost.
  • 2.15p, Just realised why I love Vim. Vim makes me want to write.
  • 3.20p, Also realised I’d bought myself a beginner Talk Python to Me, course a while back. I could use this for point 2 above.
  • 6.30p, Two baby apps done.
  • 10.45p, Did chapters 1 & 2 of the Lutz Book.
  • 11p, Did 10 minutes of Gtypist. As you can see below, there’s a lo–oong way to go :P


Learning Aha

I’ve been moaning and bitching the past couple of years about how smart I was in my teens and how I could learn any darn thing I set my mind to, then.

My school grades did not reflect it though.

And these days, my consulting solutions have been top notch, and yet, I struggle to sharpen the saw.

What gives?

Read more…

Programming, Day 45

Linode mailed me complaining that average CPU usage was 90% over the past couple of hours!
Culprit turned out to be the headless dropbox client I’d installed the day before.

Lessson learnt.
Switched to periodic rysnc via a cron job.

Nothing else done today.
Still sick as a dog.

Watched a couple of Python tutorials

Programming, Day 44

Learnt a new trick to drive home my Vim skills.
I use the Anki Deck, and before I answer, I actually try the question out on a document to see if I got it right.
Seems to be building muscle memory much faster than I could by just practicing or by just memorising. I love the immediate feedback loop!
Should try this out with my math rote exercises too.

Charted out a plan for the Lutz book. 2 Chapters or a 100 pages a day, whichever is less.
This should let me finish the book in 20 days. Trying to figure out a way to structurally practice tiny problems too.
That #100daysofcode research is still pending.
Will hopefully do it tomorrow.
Have a full day at work today.