Hi! I’m Vlad GURDIGA. 👋🙂

It’s good to have you here. Here I’m writing mostly on thechical subjects, like UNIXy stuff, vim, and GNU make, but I also touch on productivity and personal development.

My own hackathon: day 10

Yesterday I traveled to Bucharest (and I have slept the first half of the today to recover).

My own hackathon: day 7/14

Monday. In the morning I have watched the React video course on FrontendMasters, by Ryan Florence. Pretty good. I can’t say I found a ton of new things but it’s good to get confirmation that what I know are about the right things, and also give the whole thing a bit of structure in my mind. Fundamental things are well explained. There was a nice quick intro to Flux, which clarified by vague view on it.

My own hackathon: day 5/14

Today it’s a different day, it’s Saturday: until afternoon I dug channels for our drainage system in the back-yard. I did my best to escape out of there around 16:00 and got to the office.

My random thought of the day

Having your own business is in many ways similar to being employed: you make a long-term commitment, you take on some responsibility, you do the work, and you get payed for it.

My own hackathon: day 4/14

Today I worked pretty smooth once I got into the flow. And I feel a bit more tired than usual and I have some theories on why.

My own hackathon: day 3/14

In the morning I’ve spent some more time thinking and googling around about automated testing. Not finding anything that I would like to give a try, burned a hole into my motivation. Now I realize it’s a good idea to do this kind of research later in the day, when most of my brain power was put into useful work.

My own hackathon: day 2/14

I wasn’t very productive on day 2. I have burned the first half of the day trying to write the least meaningful test and failed. I admit that I was not prepared for that: both Chrome apps and React are new to me, and it’s just too much struggle. Both are unlike anything I have worked with so far and for the sake of making at least some progress, I will first get more familiar with them.

My own hackathon: day 1/14

I wrote about this app for bailiffs that I started to build and failed. I also wrote that some a couple of weeks ago I went with my partner to a former colleague of his — a bailiff — to interview him and see how he actually works and if there would be any value in building an app for them.