DirectoryOpus is becoming one of my newest and favorite tools. Its essentially a windows file explorer on steroids. There’s no other Windows, Mac or Linux equivalent that comes close to the number of features it offers. The only problem with directoryOpus is it has a rather steep learning curve, since there’s so many settings. Its been already a year since I’ve used it, and I still find myself going to its forum to ask beginner level questions.
Its year 2018 and I still haven’t reflected upon all the things I achieved last year, or things I want to do this year. So I will do it now. After digging through all my profiles (stackoverflow, github, bookmarks, projects, photos on phone, workout log, and journal log), this is a comprised list of things I achieved, and what things I want to finish in the future
In webdevelopment, its important to have a tool for quickly writing some code, and seeing it live. Without worrying about setting local dependencies, IDE, etc. Sometimes these are referred to as coding playgrounds.
Many software solutions have existed in the marketplace for these. Jsfiddle, jsbin, and codepen are among the most popular.
Over the past few months I have been curating a list ofwebdevelopment links. What types of links you might ask? Things that would help a noob programmer (me) learn proper frontend development with ONLY whatever is availabe on the internet. Without getting sucked into the things like “Techstack ABC is the best!” or “Jquery is so last year” paradigms.
Building high quality anki flash cards is sometimes difficult and time consuming. When I first started when flash cards, I always asked myself when and why I should make a card. Sometimes it was a spur of the moment decision. Some cards didn’t last very long, or I had to mark them down because they were poorly worded. Other times those cards didn’t follow supermemos 20 rules, which I consider to be a standard goldline practice for making any flash cards for long term memory retention, regardless of subject. Sometimes I make a card which I found interesting but really had no application to any goal I am striving to achieve.
Sometimes you have to write an annual work summary every year, of things you did to workplace. With dynalist its pretty easy. Once every week, I like to summarize all the important results + notable events that happened around that time. This is sometimes referred to as “sprinting”. What I like to do is write a daily journal of things I am currently working on, things that I would like to improve, thought processes that need to go on a piece of paper or in this case dynalist. So in dynalist, I have the following doc workflow:
About a few months back, I was tasked at rewrite a new catalog using Adobe Indesign. I hadn’t touched that program in almost a year, so I really couldn’t remember a lot of specifically nuanaces about the print industry and adobe AI. For instance, what margins / settings should I use? Which font-faces work best for fractions? Among that, many other specific questions that I could not recall. So I had to spend a great deal of time figuring out where I even put those notes as well. I hadn’t yet adopted my favorite notetaking app dynalist.io, so I didn’t quite recall where I put them, or where my specific notes were at.
Managing code snippets is extremely important when it comes to doing development. Because it is extremely difficult to remember all the things a programming language can do, while trying to solve a difficult problem. Even more so if you aren’t familiar with that language and are a programming noob like me.