It is the End

...of another year and it seems like the thing to do at the end of each one is to reflect upon what one has accomplished during said year. This year has been rather interesting for me, I've done a few things that I've wanted to do for a while, and I hope that through this blog, I've helped at least someone else do the same. There have been many visitors to my blog this year (several thousand in fact) - and its rising month after month. I hope for the growth to continue as time goes on - I definitely have some interesting things to talk about in upcoming posts.

Anyway, this year (amongst other things) I have spent a reasonable chunk of time learning how to code in Golang (really loving it), and I managed to work out how to automatically compile the Go code and create a Docker image for it to run inside using GitLab CI - Automation is great. Learning about compiled programming languages is something I've wanted to do for a few years but it's quite a big leap with a lot of little necessary knowledge "fragments". I'm glad that I've finally spent the time to get to this point - it's certainly taught me a lot.

The latest thing I've been working on is something else that I've been eager to try for a few years, and that is 3D printing - I didn't realise how affordable kits for doing so had become until very recently. A few days ago, I became an owner of a Geeetech Prusa i3 X kit and despite a LOT of peeling protective paper off of acrylic, and the never ending tweaking it needs, I'm really quite happy to add yet another area of knowledge to my understanding.

I had intended to write an in-depth post about 3D printing instead, but I've spent most of the last few days tinkering with my printer... Oops. So instead, I shall wish you all a happy new year and see you in the next post.

Owen Nelson

Owen Nelson

IT Systems Administrator from Northamptonshire, UK. Always on the lookout for ways to make things faster and more secure - and I enjoy getting through a fair bit of Tea along the way.

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