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I'm going to Octfest to see one of my favorite bands, Mogwai. I don't usually do music festival type things because I find them overwhelming but I really love the layout of the venue and I'm excited about all the beer vendors 😊


@ben has a pup named ruby too!!


Yeah I have seen the tweets πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I have a photo of cockapoo Ruby on rails somewhere πŸ€“


Doing nothing, and that is a relief.

The past few weeks of my life have been jam-packed with stress inducing things such as working long hours and then building a 24ftx12ft stable block. I'm exhausted!


Chilling, play games and continue building my personal project. And spend some time writing down ideas for articles to post here


I find myself spending the time writing down ideas but not writing the posts themselves. How do you stay motivated to complete an idea?


I think that's probably the hardest part of writing articles. I also struggle to find the motivation to actually sit down and finish a post. I have periods when I'm just too lazy and others such as right now when I can't wait to sit down and do stuff. Probably it's the feedback from the readers that motivates me the most. When I started posting here on DevTo I could immediately see feedback on the post, in contrast to posting on my own blog and I guess that makes me feel more motivated to write.


I have no weekends. Its constant tide splashing against the looming cliff, over and over and over and over again. There are no Holidays, Vacation Days, Sick Days or Lazy Days.

I might watch Season 2 of Insatiable for 30mins on Netflix when the babies go to sleep.


Coffee, newspapers, a walk by the coast here in Sydney, Ireland beating the All Blacks in the rugby tonight (ha, a man can dream), some writing, some meditation, talking to friends.

Nothing fancy! But plenty to keep me happy.


Heading to West Virginia to be one of those Fallout nerds going to the Mothman Museum and Pumpkin House :D

Pumpkin House isn't really open until tomorrow -- Going to Cleveland instead for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame :D


I was looking forward to a day trip to ATL, which was nice even though it rained. Today I am looking forward to a lazy, spooky Sunday to catch up on course work and Hacktoberfest and maybe some blog posts.


My wife is going to a Science Teacher conference in San Jose and her school paid for me to have a guest pass! So I get to go and do ALL THE SCIENCE.


Finally get to sit down and play with things I learned at All Things Open

  • Cypress.io - test things
  • bash hacks
  • some advanced Git stuff
  • practice Robot Framework preso due in Nov

No Man's Sky

I bought it recently and have been absolutely lost in it.

Also a pretty interesting history since it was a huge disappointment at release, but the developer has kept improving it over the last 3 years. Today, it is definitely worth a play.


Finally getting a large block of time to work on worldbuilding for the custom D&D 5e campaign setting I've been working on for a couple of weeks now. I've gotten most of the stuff I thought would be hard done, and am no on to the stuff that I thought would be easy but is in fact rather hard (or, to paraphrase an old engineering proverb 'I've got the first 90% of the work done, now I'm working on the last 90%').

That and probably playing more Borderlands 3.


Today going to meet my best friend and tomorrow spending time with a special person... I guess girlfriend, hmm πŸ‘


My nephew's first birthday party πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜

Taking a long overdue weekend off of coding and side projects and all the things!


Watch Football (or handegg for all you Europeans)


I have a strict study plan so I’ll be at the library most of the time, but I’ll reward myself with at least one movie!

  • Zombieland 2!
  • Gemini Man

Helped a bunch of students learn JS coding at a bootcamp! Great fun!!


Finally finished moving into our new apartment. Now I get to prepare for a Hacktoberfest event tomorrow that I have been looking forward to all week! πŸ˜ƒ


I'm developing a game using Angular and Firebase. Maybe I will have sometime this weekend to continue.


Open House New York and Dungeons and Dragons!πŸ˜πŸ™Œ

Classic DEV Post from May 26 '19

How to Stay Fit Physically and Mentally and Keep Coding

Throughout the last year, I have worked part-time as a working student and also studied at the university. I was not the first and not the last one who has combined that during their studies, but the problem for me was, that at the end of the day I have felt absolutely exhausted mentally and physically. That caused problems with my health and motivation to continue working on my goals or anything. (yeah, β€œgoals,” I wish I had something more specific at that time).

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Taiwanese American. Co-founder of DEV.