What have you done for me lately? (Feb 2023)

After a few previous editions (January 2019, September 2018, and December 2017) I’m back with another recap of all the things I’ve been doing instead of writing blog posts. Without any ado, let’s dive into stuff I’ve been up to!

Blog posts

Same as last time, although I’ve not been blogging much here on my personal blog (only one post, about my Book List), I have been writing content for my employer’s blog:

Not as many blogposts as previous years, but still a handful!

Advent of Code

The yearly advent calendar of programming puzzles deserves its own section. Three things revolved around this event for me:

Plus I got to craft fresh Egg Nog during Infi’s Meetup around Advent of Code, which is always nice!


Then there are a handful of full-on side projects:

Sketch notes

I’ve been doing several more (amateur level) sketch notes of Tech Events, here’s a few links to them (on Twitter only, for the moment):

Now that I post those links, thinking about the state of Twitter, I should probably also give my sketch notes a more permanent home where I am in control of the data.

What’s next!?

Those were the things I’ve been doing (instead of blogging) in the recent past. I find that I actually enjoy blogging only once in a while with recaps of all the weird side projects. So, up next, are probably a bunch more side projects!

Plus, I write this post at the start of an 8-week sabbatical. So who knows? Maybe that gives enough room for one or two side-projects!?