Joseph Hallenbeck
January 14, 2022

New in the Garden
January 2022

Filed under: Journal

Continued work in the Digital Garden, but I keep forgetting to push my changes out the wide world. So here’s a dump of new articles over the last six months added to the garden and now pushed to the public.

The Internet Zeitgeist
Added several notes covering different areas I’ve notice influencing the internet zeitgeist
One item in the zeitgeist: permacomputing, the exploration of computing in a post-collapse society and the design of computers for long-term survival.
Solar Punk
The alternative literary body to cyberpunk
Digital Nomadism
Added a note examining the practice of digital nomadism and outlining my reading on the topic.
Added research note on the Alpine.js front-end framework.
Notes on the Svelte front-end framework.
Notes on changes in PHP 8
Productivity Advice
Notes regarding productivity
Added my research notes regarding Georgism
OSR Daurlands
Started outlining my old D&D campaign setting
Bigos Stew Recipe
Recipe for Bigos Stew
Bouneschlupp Recipe
Recipe for Bouneschlupp
Proziaki Soda Bread
Recipe for Proziaki Soda Bread
Kraut Cakes Recipe
Recipe for Kraut Cakes
Winter Garden
My latest project to grow tubers over the winter indoors

Updated the list of Best Films

May 29, 2021

New in the Garden
May 2021

Filed under: Journal

Continued work in the Digital Garden during the last two quarters, although, I fell far behind on pushing updates to the public repository.

Styling and References
Worked on improving the template styling for links, code samples, and inline references.
Added new recipes for Shredded Chicken Poblano Soup and a section for recipes that I want to try.
Japanese Resources
Added a note covering resources for learning Japanaese including tools that I’ve been using, links to other sites covering learning techniques, textbooks, and podcasts.
Begining to dive through the vast resource that is the MDN to try to “catch up” on developments in front-end web. My career has gradually drifted more back-end centric and there’s been new developments in terms of the flex and grid layout systems.
Along with CSS in my MDN dive, I’m diving through changes to Javascript. Including that we are no longer constrained to var and can now use let and const. Additional notes on how Promise, async, await work. Researching the fetch API. Working on getting both side and work projects away from jQuery and into vanilla javascript before moving into the newer frameworks.
Javascript Front-End Frameworks
Breakdown of the major frameworks out there and their architectural ideaologies.
Unit Testing
Extensive updates to my notes on Unit Testing to cover the different shapes and kinds of unit tests that can be applied to a problem.
Code Reviews
Researching into the question of what are good and bad code reviews.
Vim Grimoire
Added notes in the grimoirie for marks and registers.
Brag Sheet
Breaking down an idea proposed by Julia Evans for creating a formal document of your accomplishments throughout the work year.
Small Web
A summarization of the ideas behind the proponents of the “small web” initiative.
Debug Nvidia POP OS
Because my Nvidia card doesn’t work with newer kernals and POP OS keeps trying to update me and kill my gaming fun time.
The Heart Sutra
One of my annual goals this year is to familiarize myself with the major sutras referenced in Zen Bhuddism. The first up is a dive through various dharma books and readings on The Heart Sutra.
Travel Flightlists
Added checklists for backpacking, weekend travel, and world travel.
Currently Reading
Still keeping my currently reading list up-to-date with books, films, games, and the endless deluge of online articles.
January 28, 2021

New in the Garden
January 2021

Filed under: Journal

Continued work in the Digital Garden during the first month of the new year.

Best Films
Consolidated my lists of films (300+ movies in the last ten years) into a list of 32 33 “best” films I watched in the last decade that I highly recommend watching.
Book Clubs
Notes on research I was conducting around running technical book clubs, particularly in anticipation of the #TechniColorRainbow book club restarting reading Hacking the Art of Exploitation.
Async Javascript
Notes on exploring the space around promises, async/await in modern Javascript.
Pantry Spices and Sauces
The essential list of spices and sauces to keep available always in the pantry.
Personal Productivity: Annual Review
Deep dive into my annual review process, updated with new notes as I conducted it for 2021.
Personal Productivity: Quarterly Reviewa
Deep dive into my quarterly review process, updated as I conducted it for the new year.
Currently Reading: 2020
Ended my Currently Reading list for 2020 with 21 books, 29 films, 7 shows, 4 games and however many articles. Ranked for the end of year by recommendations.
Currently Reading: 2021
Created a new reading list for 2021. Tracking books read, films watched, games played and a running article list for things I found interesting online.