It's 2023

It's been nearly three years since I last posted an article so let's do a check in.

What's changed?

  1. I'm using Firefox. It's fine -- nothing game changing but I like it.

  2. I adopted the Black code formatter. At first I was hesitant because I liked to tweak my code formatting but it's a game changer that eliminates a whole class of problems. If you're working on a team I recommend using it.

  3. I learned a lot of Elixir with Phoenix and Ecto. Plus some Rust. I like Elixir.

  4. I became "Mr. Manager" (Well, manager; we just say manager.)

This blog is nearly seven years old and other than that things are mostly the same. I recently saw "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and this quote comes to mind

I do the same thing over and over, improving bit by bit. There is always a yearning to achieve more. I'll continue to climb, trying to reach the top, but no one knows where the top is. -Jiro Ono

That's sort of what I do in data science. I apply the same analysis and programming techniques on different data, solving different problems, over and over again. Hopefully I'm improving.