A recap of the state of this website, two years in
This year saw the consolidation of this website’s format. I’m happy with how it’s organized, though I certainly could add way more full-fledged stuff.
I haven’t paid much attention to it this year in comparaison with year 0, but hey, the whole point of this website is to use it as a permanent draft of things that interest me and I learn. So, who cares.
In general, this was the year I left my previous job, spent 6 months unemployed and now entered the new one. Despite having way more free time, as you can see I didn’t spend it on the website. Too much stuff to think about (professionally) for that! Kind of funny that I’ve ended again in the data/software field, but anything else was either underpaid, required extra formation or was abroad (which is hard for X reasons).
This log is accompanied by 2023 retrospective on the listening log you can check here.
The listening log keeps being the part of this website I update the most often. I’ve read I bit more than last year also (or that’s my impresssion), so the reading log has gotten also fatter, though by far the longest part of that website is, deceptively, the “to read” bit at the end. I have added some loose notes here and there on the books, though I haven’t always followed up on them. I have an extensive commentary on
Contra el mito del colapso ecológico, for example, that has never made it to the website. I’ve also read more fiction this year (thanks to books lended or gifted by friends, to be honest).
As for other logs:
- The bass playing log is getting a permanent rework. I haven’t touched it until very recently, since this year circumstances have made me very unmotivated to play, but now it has some structure and likely will be yet reworked as I am spending more time with the bass again (or so I hope!).
- Projects got some entries! Though with the new job and all I’m not sure if the projects in it will ever be useful or see the light. Let’s wait and see.
- I created a couple new logs: piano and climbing, which are fun to fill. Climbing is particularly weird, because most of what I learn is muscular/procedural memory, and grades aren’t consistent across gyms. In fact, I have a paper log as well with sketches of routes I complete! but of course, those change every few weeks, and digitalizing them is a bit weird. Maybe photos would be fun, but I’m not sure if that would be ok for the gym, and also it’s a bit of a drag to do. The piano log is like the bass one, but with even less content. It’s less a showoff and more a realistic self-assesment of how often I (don’t) practice, and what kind of stuff I do when I practice.
- I keep updating games and now pretty often. Those are also fun.
Overall, I’m happy with how this little project is turning out!
This year I’ve written about fewer things than last year. Basically, just one, now that I recap!
I designed a pitch database management system, when I was jobless and I was considering getting into sci-comm professionally. It was fun, and also a classic case of procrastination by uberoptimization. But it was neat! Simmilarly, I set up a portfolio with links to sci-comm pieces I’ve participated in, though the list didn’t get any longer in the end.
I have plenty of other weird takes, so in the future I’ll add more posts here, if my energies allow.
I wrote a couple wiki posts, mostly on books I read: middle eastern religions, ludopathy, sexual work
- My climbing notes are hard to take. You know, writing about learning to climb is like reading about music, I guess. Lots of procedural memories that can’t be transferible over writing.
- Card games is a fun (and pragmatic!) entry that I want to fill out in the future. As easy and silly as a list of card game rules so that I don’t forget them.
- Functional analysis of jazz standards was useful, but also got stale over time.
- I write a quick one on conlangs. Maybe a fun future project would be to build a conlang and document it here? Who knows
Overall, not much.
I’ll keep going, but I don’t have big projects for this website so far. Maybe in the future a redesign would be cool, but I’m glad with its general state right now.