I missed a few weeks (months?) of writing about my learning sprints, because I’ve been way out of the routine that let me do independent work. At the end of April, I went to RailsConf in Chicago and had tons to process from everything I learned there. At the beginning of May, the company I worked for, Manilla, closed down and I had to find a new job. That took a month, and I started my new job at the Climate Corporation a few weeks ago. I’ve been getting up to speed and learning the code, systems, teams, products, etc there. But now things are settled and I’m back in the saddle.
I’m going to start by working through David Nolen’s Om tutorials:
I have a project in mind if I have time (or maybe next sprint). I swim for exercise, and swim workouts tend to be a lot of: “Swim X yards, Y times, on a time interval of Z”. I’ve looked for an app that lets you setup and run the timer for those workouts, but this is one of the only times I haven’t found a single app that does what I’m looking for. While I don’t want to bring my iPhone to the pool, it seems like a tractable problem for a week or two:
- Parse a string like “4×100@3:00” and add those sets to the workout
- Start a workout and count down each of the intervals
- Bonus: button to indicate when you finish each distance. The timer will continue, but this will let you know if you’re taking 2:30 of 3:00 and getting a short rest, or 1:30 of 3:00 and you should reduce your interval time.
I’ll post my notes, results, and progress in a week or two.