This month I released a podcast. I believe that a podcast can be a companion to another activity. I had thought that I could come up with something related to coding, but that was too hard to do without visuals.
So, I decided to try a writing program for programmers. Write While True is a podcast that helps programmers establish a writing habit. Each episode is around 10 minutes, and you are meant to do the writing exercise it describes as soon as the podcast is done.
If you are finding this post way after March 2021, and you are interested, I recommend listening to the first few episodes. They are foundational and meant to be evergreen. If you are a programer that writes publicly and has some tips, get in touch, because I’m going to have guests at some point.
I’m proud that my process makes my podcast accessible.
I’m thinking a lot about Excel. I have seen a lot of non-programmers make incredible things with it. I wrote Excel is Programming and Excel as a Programming Language with my nascent thoughts on that. I plan to write more about this.
I had a lot of random pieces related to software development:
- Your software should surface its own ROI
- Tips on critiquing the surface level of a UI
- Construct PRs to make reviewing easy
- Getting over Coder’s Block
- How to write a cover letter for a tech job
- I hate semantic versioning, I tried to describe Substitutable Versioning as an alternative
- Thoughts on how Senior Engineers think
Yesterday, I wrote about sonifications, which are the sound equivalent of visualizations. I’ll have a lot more to say about that in April.