I’ve been very lapse toward the end of this year in terms of writing posts and I know I can say that I will do my best to rectify the situation; but I know that will never be the case. I’ve put it down to poor time management and life has got in the way quite a few times when I’ve had the urge to write something.
That said, I am going to at least attempt to write more, even if it is a couple of times a month. Perhaps dedicating a post to each category every month; over time it should add-up and at least look like I’m doing something.
As the post is titled “End of Year Review” I’m effectievly just going to state where I am at in terms of tech, projects and health.
Let’s start with this. Over the course of the year I have been introducing new technology into my mind, such as passing courses on React, Angular, SEO and Python. Although I wouldn’t call myself a master at any of these, I at least have minimal understanding of each and can put them into practice in real-life scenarios. As the year is ending soon, I probably won’t be able to squeeze any more in but am aiming to double my intake in the new year to learn a minimum of 10 new technologies, whether that be new programming languages or just how certain technology works.
All of my projects have been slowly growing organically and it’s been good to see a couple of them jump into the top 250,000 rank for global sites via Alexa.
I recently introduced a new project (Is It Down?) which I wrote about in a previous blog post.
There are no plans to create anything new at the moment, although I am working on a Google Safe Browsing program that will let you check hundreds of URLs a second against the GSB Database. This is especially useful for anyone that wants to keep harmful links off their sites (handy for tiny.ee and valuemywebsite.net).
I’ve been recovering all year from my previous surgeries and have been doing well. I haven’t had the need to go back to hospital for a checkup, yet, so that’s at least a good thing. I’m keeping on top of things with plenty of loperamide and only have the occasional pain in the pouch. Aside from that, I have recently been referred to a diabetic specialist unit to follow up on hypoglycemic episodes that I have been having. I don’t have a fully conclusive answer as of yet, but I’m sure I will follow it up once I have had the appointment in February of next year. Until then, I have a blood sugar monitor that I am using when I feel an episode coming, and am keeping my sugar intake high to prevent myself from getting into that situation.
Overall, it’s been a good year – apart from all the rain. 2020 is upon us and it will only bring good things.
Here is to the future.
Once again, I want to thank everyone that has been reading my posts over the years and for getting in touch.