Some of the highlights of the year gone by
Moved to spacemacs
I had started experimenting with spacemacs around late 2015. In 2016, I completely switched to spacemacs. I'm consciously saying spacemacs, because although it is “emacs” I am used to spacemacs keybindings, and may not be able to use “plain” emacs on any other system. (Turns out it is said that unlike vi/vim, no two emacs users can use each others system, because of heavy personal customizations.😉 )
I used spacemacs mainly for python development, but used org-mode as well.
I tried using
mu4e partially successfully for a while,
but gave up. Time to give it another go in 2017.
Why it worked ? I had clear focus about what to write about. Also, I had decided to “just ship it” rather than keep editing the draft till it is perfect.
Did about 25 sketches.
Some of the initial ones are scanned/uploaded almost as a second thought (and it was. They were drawn to amuse my son, hence “any” paper would do.)
Later I because a bit conscious. Now I draw for myself. Hence better “paper”, background etc.
In 2016, I shipped one more product. This is my third product which I created from the ground up. Earlier two products are in web2py.
This time around, I did several things differently.
- Used Python Eve framework (based on flask)
- Started writing unit test cases (using
pytest). Helped a lot with a big refactoring effort.
- Wrote API documentation using
- Used gitlab (Earlier products used privately hosted git repo)
Plans for 2017
- Start using golang seriously
- Email within spacemacs
- Continue blogging
- Continue drawing