Archive for July, 2014

Lughnasadh

July 31, 2014

I’m not in any way skilled yet in many arts. But this week has been good so far. The code kata’s feel like careful practice.

This week I’ve made a function to check if a number is a prime (division method), the Sieve of Eratosthenes, FizzBuzz and the Prime Factor kata. Maths Kata’s until Saturday.

I gave a technical talk and workshop for the rest of Support Engineering on Generic Services today, and that went well. I’m glad that’s over and I don’t need to think about the slides any more.

I keep thinking of extra stuff I need to get through so my to do list is getting longer. But I’ve got a list of exactly what I want to hit every day for the next couple of weeks so I’ll change it up after that if I need to.

Also I did some baking yesterday and they turned out pretty tasty.
So LĂșnasa sona muid!

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SummerTime

July 28, 2014

Since the last update I’ve studied in my free time:

Maths (graph theory, probability, primes)
Cryptography (xor and more xor)
Algorithms and Data Structures
Code Kata’s.

I’m also making a bit more of an effort to push code to GitHub, even rubbish code.
I’ve code still on the laptop and windows desktop I haven’t pushed but I’ll do that before the weekend, so i can get to a point where I’ll be able to pull code samples to any machine.

It feels like progress and learning. My maths is rustier than I would have thought but its stretching now and improving.

Update

July 7, 2014

Handed in due work. I’m a bit burned out from crunch time. On holiday this week so mostly catching up on reading.

Since last time, I’ve done a bit more JavaScript (JavaScript the good parts) and algorithm practice in c#. Found an Oauth library I want to get used to. But just really downloaded it and glanced over it.

Also read/watched more on cryptography from the interesting coursera course. I was on the heartbleed email list at work, and read around about SSL at that time, so I’ve been meaning to deepen my knowledge.

Ah so much to learn, and not enough time.