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Chips for week 21, 2021

Monday 31 May, 2021 at 6.48am

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    Originally posted to Twitter

    Another week, and I’m still stacking chips. Last week’s chips looked like this:

    Intention

    At the start of the week, I wrote down three high level goals:

    1. Tidy up after Eurovision — ✅
    2. Celebrate the end of the Horizon Zero Dawn series - ❌
    3. Restore old content to site — ❌

    Update

    During last week's rather breakneck reimplementation of the control panel for my Eurovision Drinking Game, I did not take any time to commit the code as I went along. A bad habit I have, as no matter how pressed for time I am it shouldn't take any time at all to create point-in-time commits that I can then rewrite into a clean history later. But I was feeling a little panicked that I wouldn't be ready, so I just barrelled ahead writing code.

    So, I spent the first couple of days taking that code and crafting a mostly-coherent history out of it, then committing it.

    Then I hit a midweek slump. After the rush to be ready for Eurovision, Eurovision itself, and the cleanup that I wanted to get done before anything about the code left my head, I felt rather drained of both energy and motivation. So I spent the day playing Factorio, watching TV, and snoozing.

    Thursday I still couldn't get started on anything, so instead I made some Police Squad! GIFs, more as an excuse to watch Police Squad! than to have more GIFs really. And then I got side-tracked adding date-based navigation with a random sampling of GIFs to the site. Lastly, I started adding Atom feeds to each source and tag, but this turned out to be more involved than I thought, so that can wait until next week.