Week 100: Skyblock
It’s week 100! I’m into triple figures. I should probably start working out if I’m gonna do anything special for week 137.
I’m sure you’re bored of hearing it, but going back to work after a holiday is pretty easy when you enjoy your job :intolerably-smug-face:
I was reminded by Emma’s weeknotes that I watched Everything Everywhere All at Once while away, I agree it was incredible, I enjoyed every moment of it. It’s also nice learning which friends you can watch things with – I’m a “silence while I’m watching a film” person and I think I’ve surrounded myself with like-minded people.
I got most of the way through reading All That’s Left in the World which was recommended based on Heartstopper. It’s been a pretty quick read so far and it’s just quite sweet – it’s given me the feels a few times. I’m enjoying the switching perspectives between the two protagonists.
Luke had some early birthday drinks which were fun. Charlotte isn’t drinking for October and her sobriety seems to have rubbed off – I felt like I hadn’t really been drinking and had zero hangover 🎉
I spent Sunday playing Minecraft pretty much all day. We started with a fun game of bingo using Bingosync, and then a few of us started a Skyblock server later in the day and spent many hours labouriously mining cobblestone. It was fun and relaxing.
I’ve also managed to really keep up staying on top of my open source projects recently. Since pruning a few and tackling a mountain of Dependabot PRs, doing basic maintenance like this has just slotted nicely into my week. I think I can call it a success after 30 weeks right? I’ve merged or closed ~1,500 Dependabot PRs on my projects in that time 😳
My team messed up slightly at work; we made a change which resulted in none of the FT.com teams being able to deploy for the best part of a day. It’s important to normalise that this kind of thing happens and paint your fuck-ups as an opportunity to learn (especially when you’re a team of pretty senior engineers). I very quickly wrote a post which explained what we did and our thought process, it was fun! I need to blog at work more.
I finally got smart meters fitted in my flat. Boring subject, but it’s been nearly a year of trying to make this happen. I can’t believe I never have to go and top up a pre-pay meter in a shop again, luxury.