Defeated by the elves
Published on December 11, 2022
I know when I'm beaten and this week, I was beaten. I surrendered to Santa's elves after just a few days during the Advent of Code. No more stars for me. At least not for a while; I can always go back and tackle the coding challenges in the future.
All in all, I consider this year's Advent of Code meager participation a win. Anytime I can push boundaries and learn more is a good thing.
I had this running on my local machines last week. Now it's out on the web; at least for now. I may change my notes to private in the future. Until I do, you can see how it works right here.
I only got the publishing aspect working very late last night. So the "home" page is a filler template that I need to customize. More important is the left sidebar showing my note hierarchy.
Best of all is a GitHub Action I have for this repository of notes. Whenever I commit new notes to GitHub, it automatically rebuilds the site with the latest brain dump!
So long Insta?
This week I also downloaded all of my Instagram data. I haven't closed my account yet but I'm considering it. This morning, I created a new account at metapixl.com, which is one of a few Pixelfed servers.
Yup, this is part of the same Fediverse as Mastodon.
In fact, using Mastodon, I can follow others on Pixelfed instances, which is slick. I'm still working through how all the Fedviers pieced connect and play together from a workflow standpoint. There's always more to learn!
In fact, that's one of the driving forces that keeps me happy and sane. I try not to let a single day go by without learning something new. It's a mantra that I've included in most of my adult life and it has served me well. Maybe it's one that can do the same for you.
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