Skills, tools, coding and learning

In no particular order, a list of the skills, tools, coding ideas, guidelines, and learning goals I have on my mind right now…

  • Always be deploying
  • Build stuff that is small and useful
  • Don’t let politics get in the way of trying things
  • Emacs
  • Mac
  • Lisp
  • PowerShell
  • Python (especially on App Engine)
  • Big data views of my personal data via Google Apps Script
  • Share information and ideas as publicly as possible
  • Functional programming
  • Scala
  • Testing, testing, testing
  • Document only what is useful
  • Don’t wait and hope for what you can’t control
  • Show, don’t tell
  • Data buckets
  • Scripting
  • Minimalism
  • Throwing out commitments and renewing the important ones daily
  • Kindle books
  • and… Minecraft 🙂

This post is just a mind dump. It makes sense to me. If you are out there on the Internet somewhere reading it and not “getting it” – that’s okay, the idea is for this list to be evocative of the sorts of ideas that are important to me (and which I think are generally important for others as well). I’ve written other posts on similar topics on this blog which are more “coherent.”