Developer Diary 2021: week 11

20/03/2021 developerDiary

Another week done already! A pretty chilled one for me: family, baking, jigsaws and books.

What's been happening?

It seems like time is going so fast, writing this blog is making me realise how quickly the weeks are passing by. Before I know it, it's time to write another!

This week marked a year of working from home. Not sure what I'd have thought if you told me back then it would be for more than just a few weeks... but here we are! I am still working on ensure I get away from screens and do some non techy things, this week has been a good one for that.

Garden visits to family are now allowed here in Scotland, so that's been a lovely change. Just in time for mother's day and birthday visits, which has meant I have had a chance to bake a few times this week 😊

With the weather being better, I have enjoyed getting out for a run after work now the nights are a wee bit brighter, it really does make a difference to my mood.

A wee 4 day week for me, so on my day off I decided to put on a podcast playlist and get away with screens with a jigsaw!



Reading πŸ“š

I finally finished The Guest List. I am on to The Future of Feeling now, discussing building empathy inΒ  world that is focussed on tech.

Listening 🎧

I really enjoyed the episode of "single-threaded" on TypeScript. I really like the podcasts where it just feels like you are in a conversation with people, the host and guest were really knowledgeable (and honest!) about the reality of learning TypeScript.Β 

Twenty Twenty is a fun podcast discussing pop culture in 2000. Destiny's Child, The Sims and Big Brother have been my favourite episodes so far.

Learning πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Getting Started with Microsoft Graph Toolkit.

Watching πŸ“Ί

A new series of Drive to Survive started! Yes, I watched the F1 season as it happened, but still fun to watch the recap, with the behind the scenes look.

Goals for next week:

  • 3x run
  • Azure learning