Ashley Drake

Software Engineer

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The “Now” page is credited to Derek Sivers, who describes it succinctly this way:

Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.

Shorter than a blog post, easier to keep up to date, and a great way to give a quick idea of what's going on in a person's life and/or career.

More info: nownownow.com

Mar 1

I've recently signed on to help out more with Exercism, by becoming a maintainer for the Python track. I'm still figuring out how to work on such a large project; this past weekend I managed to send an email & Github ping that should have gone to my subteam of 3-5 Python maintainers, to the whole (150 people) group of maintainers; I messed something up trying to rebase from master and it was gross. Read more...

Dec 2

Advent of Code: trying to solve all the puzzles this year, in multiple languages if I can. Unicorn Project: recently finished and working on a review (sequel to Phoenix Project) Bathrobe: my preschooler wants one, so I'm sewing one. Sabbatical: mostly enjoying time to bake, exercise, and relax. Half Marathon: I'm training for a half marathon in January, and have been reading a lot about heart rate training and altitude (I live at 6k+ ft above sea level). Read more...
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