My review on Watch And Code

My review on Watch And Code

One of my goals this year in 2018 is to apply clean code practices with a deep foundational javascript background. I scoured the internet for some good courses. Reddit and hackernews eventually led me to the watchandcode.com course by Gordon Zhu, a former google engineer.

This is my review on it broken down into 2 parts, read more

My Sloppy Excel VBA Code

My Sloppy Excel VBA Code

Whenever I program,I try and write that code as clean as possible. I try to enforce practices such as stylized guides and enforce good github project guidelines as well. And program daily to practice these standards

However, this is not always the case. Sometimes I’ll program in a way that reflects that language or framework, (e.g. writing python in a pythonistic way). Occasionally I’ll have to touch a tool that I’d rather not use (e.g. Autohotkey) that has inconsistent syntax. But there’s no other good alternatives for adding complex windows shortcut hotkeys read more

5 Best Features in Directory Opus

5 Best Features in Directory Opus

DirectoryOpus is becoming one of my newest and favorite tools. Its essentially a windows file explorer on steroids. There’s no other Windows, Mac or Linux equivalent that comes close to the number of features it offers. The only problem with directoryOpus is it has a rather steep learning curve, since there’s so many settings. Its been already a year since I’ve used it, and I still find myself going to its forum to ask beginner level questions. read more

My 2017 Yearly Reflections & 2018 Resolutions

My 2017 Yearly Reflections & 2018 Resolutions

Its year 2018 and I still haven’t reflected upon all the things I achieved last year, or things I want to do this year. So I will do it now. After digging through all my profiles (stackoverflow, github, bookmarks, projects, photos on phone, workout log, and journal log), this is a comprised list of things I achieved, and what things I want to finish in the future read more

How to Quickly Build High Quality Anki Cards

How to Quickly Build High Quality Anki Cards

Building high quality anki flash cards is sometimes difficult and time consuming. When I first started when flash cards, I always asked myself when and why I should make a card. Sometimes it was a spur of the moment decision. Some cards didn’t last very long, or I had to mark them down because they were poorly worded. Other times those cards didn’t follow supermemos 20 rules, which I consider to be a standard goldline practice for making any flash cards for long term memory retention, regardless of subject. Sometimes I make a card which I found interesting but really had no application to any goal I am striving to achieve. read more

Making an Annual Work Summary With Dynalist

Making an Annual Work Summary With Dynalist

Sometimes you have to write an annual work summary every year, of things you did to workplace. With dynalist its pretty easy. Once every week, I like to summarize all the important results + notable events that happened around that time. This is sometimes referred to as “sprinting”. What I like to do is write a daily journal of things I am currently working on, things that I would like to improve, thought processes that need to go on a piece of paper or in this case dynalist. So in dynalist, I have the following doc workflow: read more

Why I Use Space Repetition Learning

Why I Use Space Repetition Learning

About a few months back, I was tasked at rewrite a new catalog using Adobe Indesign. I hadn’t touched that program in almost a year, so I really couldn’t remember a lot of specifically nuanaces about the print industry and adobe AI. For instance, what margins / settings should I use? Which font-faces work best for fractions? Among that, many other specific questions that I could not recall. So I had to spend a great deal of time figuring out where I even put those notes as well. I hadn’t yet adopted my favorite notetaking app dynalist.io, so I didn’t quite recall where I put them, or where my specific notes were at. read more