On Vim

December 30, 2020

As someone who grew up with GUIs and a mouse in hand, learning vim is purely for the coolness factor. I love the aesthetic of the terminal with its retro font. I’m a sucker for retro. It’s why my music player of choice whips the llama’s you-know-what. So, I spent the past week or so configuring gVim. I’ve stitched together my .vimrc file with bits and pieces nabbed off the internet. It’s also got a bunch of dope plugins I don’t know how to use, but I thought might come in handy later. I’m currently typing this in fullscreen in Goyo mode. It’s glorious. I’ve even remapped my ESC key.

I love the endless possibilities for customization, but I admit my productivity has been wayyy down since I started this journey into vim. I haven’t coded anything in vim though I know how to save and quit. And I don’t plan on switching from IntelliJ and trying to use vim as a Java IDE. No, this is all just for fun. It’ll definitely replace Notepad as my go-to for quick notetaking and scripting, but I can’t see myself using it on large projects. I actually don’t have the patience to learn all the tricks. But who knows? Maybe I’ll surprise myself.

:wq

Reflection

December 28, 2020

I graduated from a programming bootcamp recently, and it was an overall good experience. Here are some highlights: I got comfortable with Java and learned a new web framework. I made no lifelong friends, but met some encouraging, positive people. My instructor was young and an OK teacher, but he seemed a tad opportunistic. I worked on my first team coding project, and got good at git. I got asked out by a teammate (who I ultimately rejected). For the first time in a long time, I felt like I was a normal person and not someone who just lives inside their head all day long. I realized that I really love programming, but there’s still so much I have yet to learn.

But now I’m on my own again. My goal next month is to find a job with my newly acquired skills and confidence. I also need to get back to all the things that fell by the wayside during the program, such as cleaning, watering the plants, working out, and texting people back.

Voodoo, Who Do

October 3, 2020

Watched a movie last night and found out why we don’t hack the Gibson.

Some Thoughts

June 20, 2020

I want to write. I don’t know what I want to write about. I just have the urge to write.

Sometimes I feel the need to explain why I do the things that I do. I guess I’m not confident enough to just do it and think I can get away with it. I need justification and I want validation. So gimme it.

Related: rationalization. I tend to overdo it. Queen of self-sabotage. But I’m working on relinquishing my crown.

A couple nights ago I had insomnia. My neighbor mustve been sleepless too because I could hear him loudly singing "Creep" by Radiohead.

I’ve been really into running lately. It’s something I look forward to.

I want to become a more compassionate person.

Limerence

April 28, 2020

I played myself.

New Life Development

April 1, 2020

I’ve got a crush on a guy at work. (I work in food service, so my job is still essential. I hope everyone is doing alright. Stay safe at home kiddos.) I don’t know if my brain is just looking for a distraction amid these weird times, but he is hella cute. He doesn’t pay any attention to me, so I’ve been doing all sorts of things to try to get him to notice. I don’t know if it’s been working. I don’t know how to flirt. Stay tuned, I guess.

Hello Hello

March 16, 2020

The internet is a strange place. You never know who will stumble across your page and take your words to heart. It can be funny or real or ironic or plain moronic. I think my own awareness that the internet is so open has always made me timid. I like my privacy, and I don’t like to share. Yet, I do want to share; hence, I’ve joined tilde.club. Here, I feel like I can have a space of my own while retaining some semblance of anonymity. It’s also quiet here, and I’ve always thrived in quietude. To be honest, I expect this to die off at some point. Probably when I hit some next stage of my life, but for now, I am here to stay. Welcome to my page. -j

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