Well, unlike last year, there were no major life events in 2019, which was very nice and I would highly recommend! I did have time for some home projects:
- I wrote stateElectionMap, a way to visualize US election results by state from 1972-2016. Then I extracted just the map part and published it as us-state-map, and then refactored my same-sex marriage map to use it.
- I added balls and strikes to my baseball win expectancy finder, and also used it to find how common walk-off walks are in baseball.
and some general programming posts:
- I learned some Rust and mostly liked it!
- I struggled with gcc’s argument parsing and did not like it!
and some non-programming related stuff:
- I built a new computer! It still works!
- I’ve been trying to encourage competition by avoiding Amazon/Google/AT&T and it’s been going pretty well.
- I had some thoughts about Democratic presidential candidates from what feels like an eternity ago. (now my top two choices are Warren and Buttigieg, I think)
- Wrote a reminder that parenting is hard.
- Went on a family vacation to the beach!
- Wrote about that whole Alabama hurricane map thing which somehow was only four months ago??
In a general life sense, things are pretty OK now; the kids being one year older definitely helps a lot.
Work was decent this year – I picked which group to be on based on the people and hoped that the work that didn’t sound too interesting would be all right. The people were good, the work was pretty meh. Sadly in December some of my friends got laid off from work which was depressing.
Happy new year!