I haven’t really had much of a chance to write in 2017, so here’s one of my 3 or 4 blog posts a year. I’ve been in one of those depressing ruts again, but finally I’m pulling myself out of it and getting back to work on my projects again, making them bigger and better as always. That’s a joke, I always find something in my projects that nags at me and about a year later I just rewrite the whole thing only to come up with new issues that nag at me for yet another year, and the cycle just continues.
Growing as a developer, I believe I have finally made some of the right design choices in my software. Things that will help me improve and expand on projects easier than before. Basically I’ve built a fully modular system in which I can develop websites with, where I can swap out core components on the fly. It’s pretty sweet and I can’t wait to show it off in some of my open source web projects coming out in 2018!
Mental health wise I’ve been getting a lot better at understanding my symptoms and working out the right medications. It was really a struggle actually seeing how my symptoms effected my work efforts though. Then I started using Wakatime which keeps track of coding activity, and I can actually see my highs and lows.
Understanding when I’m depressed and being surrounded by the great friends that I’ve made over the past few years really helps me get through it. Finally having the graphs to show to my psychiatrist helps too, we’re finally able to see when I go into episodes, and for how long they last, which can affect the medications that they give me.
Overall, 2017 hasn’t been a bad year, and hopefully I’ll be able to write more here in 2018. My next post will be soon™.
Merry Christmas, happy new year!
<3 you all!
If you’re still reading and curious about the music: It’s a band from Metro-Detroit called Pistol Day Parade. I lived next door to Rob for some time before they picked up and he was a pretty chill guy.