Continuing My Side Project & Learning React

Lately, I’ve been making steady progress on my side project, which I’m currently calling Digital Family Cookbook. I’m making it as a content management system for cooking recipes. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m writing it using Node.js, React, & GraphQL. It’s been quite a learning curve, but I’m definitely glad I’ve been working on it. The tools are pretty cool and easy-ish to use once you get used to the syntax and some of the idiosyncrasies of React and JSX.

Reading List 8/5 - 8/11

I’ve decided to start this back up. Some interesting thoughts about making the data social media has on us transferrable, DIY Phone Farms, and a new software development podcast I’ve found.

Getting Stronger

At the beginning of July, I decided to change up my gym routine. I had been running a variation of the P.H.U.L. routine, but decided I wanted to try something a little more intense since I felt like I was plateauing with both deadlifts and bench press.

12 Weeks of P.H.U.L.

Over the last 12 weeks, I’ve been running the P.H.U.L. Workout Routine.

My Progress So Far

Two and a half months in, I figured I’d reflect on where things stand with regards towards working towards the goals I set for myself.

Reading List 3/4 - 3/10

Not too long this week. We look at the anti-vaccine movement, a new drug treatment for depression, Facebook’s “supposed” change, and a neat proof of concept for spying.

Reading List 2/18 - 3/3

2 weeks combined this time as I was in NYC last weekend. This week I read about loot boxes, whistle blowing, YouTube conspiracies and more.

Reading List 2/11 - 2/17

It’s a little late, but here we go. This week we look at code, login forms, and the old Altavista search engine.

Reading List 2/4 - 2/10

This week looks at controversies at Instacart and DoorDash, possible changes in MLB rules, French battlefields in WWI and WWII, & Google/Facebook lock-in.

Reading List 1/28 - 2/3

Another week, another set of articles ranging from Apple’s row with Facebook to the future of American infrastructure.