The day after BarCamp News Innovation Philly I took a walkabout Philadelphia with two friends. I got some pretty cool pictures as well.
I’m sure I missed some options, let me know in the comments so I can check them out and add them to the list.
I blogged turning twenty eight last year, so I figured I should continue the trend and blog this, my twenty ninth birthday.
Twenty eight was a good year. I achieved some of the goals I had set out for myself, but not all. I do feel as though it was a year of great professional and personal growth. A year later and i am much more confident in what I want, both personally and professionally and feel like I am on track to achieve my long term goals.
For twenty eight I set seven goals for myself:
Of my secret goals, I achieved one and de-prioritized the other two in favor of some other project.
For twenty nine I am setting an couple goals again.
Secret goals are ftl, ldc and wcdc.
Twenty Nine is the final year of my twenties. I want to go out strong. The twenties have been absolutely better then the teens. I want to end them on a high note.
My Wish List if you are so inclined
Last night I went to United Noshes a series of dinner parties to benefit the World Food Program USA. At each United Noshes event, Jesse and Laura prepare the cuisine of a UN member nation. For country number thirty-one, Cameroon, they took the show on the road and cooked in DC. The food was interesting. There was a black-eyed pea cake that was steamed in a banana leaf and a dish made from cassava and corn. I’m looking forward to them coming back to DC so that I can try another countries cuisine.
Spent the weekend grilling with some friends. While Nacin worked the grill I took some pictures. My macro lens allowed for some pretty cool shots. I really like how the fire turned out.
I love tools that enable me to develop better and faster. Vim has been my editor of choice for about two years and thus I consider the command line to be my IDE. Two recent additions to my flow have been autojump and autolint.
Drew Stephens turned me on to autojump. It learns the directories I go to and makes it simpler to go from one folder to another. It has learned that if I am typing vie, I am probably going to the views folder of a certain site that is about 9 levels off my home directory. It saves me keystrokes multiple times a day.
Those are the two latest tool in my programming tool change. What are some of the ones you’ve found recently and loved?
I got my first box from Washington Green Grocer today and the first thing I made is a stir-fry with broccoli, carrots, red cabbage and spring garlic. I seasoned it with just a bit of sesame oil and soy sauce. Absolutely delicious.
Sidenote: Red cabbage should really be called purple cabbage, since that’s the color my hand turned handling it.