What I'm up to right now!

Created: 2021-11-11
Updated: 2023-01-30

The active list:

(Newest of the new at the top.)

Done or recently:

  • Finished my book-guided OpenBSD tour openbsd.

  • Finished Mr. Tree Goes Down!!! (Dec 7: And the print copies just came today!)

Cover of my book Mr. Tree Goes Down showing mr tree’s silly face

  • Wearing libre and feeling like a gnu man.

Slightly shelved:

  • Getting back to needle felting is a 2023 goal that I will certainly do.

  • Also a 2023 goal: finishing/updating my htmx live reference.

  • Glacially/Painfully: Working on my ray tracer (github.com) in Zig and the top-secret side-quest (very exciting in a slow way).

Quite shelved:

  • Caught the old Web/REST/hypermedia religion bug again in late 2021. Resulting in this top-secret work in progress and a load of used books at my doorstep:

    • REST in Practice (2010, O’Reilly) by Jim Webber et al

    • RESTful Web Services (2007, O’Reilly) by Leonard Richardson et al

    • RESTful Web Services Cookbook (2010, O’Reilly) by Subbu Allamaraju

    • Building Hypermedia APIs with HTML5 & Node (2012, O’Reilly) by Mike Admundsen (don’t let the title throw you off, this book looks great!)

    • Adaptive Web Design (2011, Easy Readers) by Aaron Gustafson (FINISHED)

    • Weaving the Web (1999, HarperCollins) by Tim Berners-Lee (FINISHED)

  • Re-discovered some discarded lumber in the side yard. Will be making a "Roman-style" woodworking workbench inspired by Rex Krueger (Actually, I might upgrade this to a 2023 "weekends" goal…​)

    • March update: got out the circular saw and rough-cut the boards to length.

    • Will also be restoring an old jack plane courtesy of ebay (I have all the materials now, just need to pick a weekend)

Now now now

This page is a really nice way to brain-dump what I’m into at the moment. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a while and when I ran across Derek Sivers’s concept of the "/now" page, I knew I had to jump on board. Read more at nownownow.com!