Read.Write.As Responses – 20200304

Loved this piece from Nate at Many Sparrows.


I am not saying I necessarily want to take one photo a day, but I do want to start documenting my days a bit more. Besides just writing, I want to take some pictures, too. MY day(s) may not be super exciting, but I think they are worth documenting for me, anyway. – From A Photo A Day by tmo

Interesting that I am contemplating the same thing; taking a photo of my day and posting it on here. In my case, this idea came to mind after reading this bit from Warren Ellis:

I have a particular set of wants for the isles of blogging. I want to know what you are seeing, doing, thinking. The /now page movement started by Derek Sivers is smart, but requires people to update their /now page on the regular, and, generally, they just don’t. I use a Status category on this site, which is actually linked in the footer of my emails, so, if people feel the need, they can click through to see how fucked I am on any given day. I like this to be primarily located here, even though it does pass through to social media...

The idea of sharing a photo as a status update is interesting to me, especially with the free photo hosting benefit you get as part of a Write.as Pro account. It kinda sounds like a Photo 365 or 365 Project kind of a thing, but it doesn't have to be. It could simply be a photo of your day documented and shared online.


I think there might have been a time when I was concerned about learning programming languages. And maybe that makes more sense in the context of potential employment. But at nearly age 59, programming languages has become far more about reducing tedium, and Lua has been doing that for me in spades the last several years – something that once upon a time I thought Perl was going to solve for me forever.

Javascript (i.e. node.js run via the “node” command) works too, and provokes some pleasantly C-ish reminiscings. But when I really want to address mounting tedium, Lua's my cure. – From In blog we trust by inquiry

Yes, I was mostly thinking in terms of potential employment. Since I'm still in my 30s, I reckon I might have to learn a new programming language or two before I have to retire. However if I was at the tail end of my career as a software developer, I most likely wouldn't be taking the time to learn a new programming language. I would learn a new one for fun, as a hobby, but not for work.

Also, I'm secretly hoping that C# stays relevant for decades to come so I won't have to learn a new language :)

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