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Final (hopefully not false) promise of consistency


My consistency when writing began to feel like the conversations between devs and product managers.

“When will the feature be ready?”

“By end of day”

[two months later]

“[cough] It has been two months already, what’s up?”

“It’s ready, just testing a few things pending”

Anyway, I have not written consistently for what, 6 years? Yeah, sounds about right. I’m not even sure I have it in me anymore. It’s been a long time since I considered leaving software engineering for full time writing, or just crossing back to environmental science. I hear climate change is a big thing.

The last few years have been about eating, drinking and sleeping code. I barely took time for personal development and stuff like holidays or exercise. I almost fucked over my mental health(again), which is ironic considering my pet project Bonga is all about taking care of yourself and providing people with the help they need.

Speaking of Bonga, I also neglected that project and let it run for almost two years with nary an update nor maintenance. Then again it speaks volumes about a system that can go for so long without human touch. pats self on the back. I’ll document the complexity we have to deal with there in a different article. It’s rewarding work and it’s about time it was scaled up to serve a wider audience.

If there’s one thing 2020 taught me it’s how fragile we are. We carry so much trauma, whether from childhood, relationship, work related or some other nonsense byproduct of life; having a healthy outlet is important.

The point of this post was just to make a promise to myself to use it as an outlet for my thoughts and stuff like that more consistently considering the drastic measure I took to ensure I have more me time.

Another project I was doing when I had a minute or two to myself is now online check it out. It took almost a year and a half to create because I only worked on it on random Saturdays when I had some free time; which was most of 2020. Because covid and lockdown. Really proud of it, and it’s one of the most complex react apps I’ve ever done solo. The api runs on a highly customized wordpress backend. Didn’t have the time to build it(backend) from scratch.

I guess at this point in time not that many people read stuff on this website. The traffic is mostly from my github profile(I’m not sure I have analytics installed over here… shrugs) In essence I’m talking to myself. And I thought radio presenters talking to themselves in the studio were weird.

Like some things I like doing, this(site) is done to make myself happy. I guess if someone comes on here and the stuff I write makes them happy, that would be nice. Not sure I have the comments enabled. If they are leave comment or something.