So around this time of the year, many people will be thinking about their New Year’s resolutions. I’ve gradually gotten less interested in resolutions as I never seem to follow through with them. This year, I’d like to try something different. Let’s look back at what I did accomplish this year. I think this is valuable as every New Year’s resolution tends to get broken because I’m busy doing other stuff.
Many years ago, when I used to host my website at home, I had an issue of my IP address being dynamic. My website would go offline for hours (or even days…) until I noticed and could change the DNS records. I “solved” this in a slightly crazy way that I recently thought might be quite relevant in the future; using CloudFlare — or some other cloud provider — to provide IPv4 connectivity.
I said in my last blog post that I didn't like the term Software Engineer, which is because of the second word, Engineer, namely that I think it's somewhat inappropriate.
The last few months have been intense; I've been learning a ton of new things like functional programming, Erlang, limits, neural networks, derivatives, and more. I've hardly had the time or motivation to setup WordPress or write a CMS, so please forgive the barebones approach here. The URLs won't change, and there are plenty of Microformats, which are the two most important things. This post took longer than I thought to write, and even longer than I thought to actually publish it.