Hello, world. As Q3 of 2021 has finished, I wrote a summary of my activities during this period.
The summer has finished, winter is coming very soon, but I’m enjoying nice autumn weather very much these days. I hope these activities in Q3 will lead to great outcomes in Q4 and the future.
- Coral mediation app
HealthKit integration, file downloading using file system and Realm, Firebase In-App Messaging, Xcode 13 & iOS 15 update, dependencies update, and of course UI & feature updates!
Thank you, Coral team😀
I wrote blog posts regarding my tech interests and career. Enjoy reading if you haven’t read them.
- Three tech areas I’m going into, 16 September
- My past presentations, 25 August
Introduction of my past presentations
- Haskell and Swift, 23 July
Similarities and differences between Haskell and Swift
- Also, I moved some of my posts from Medium to here.
Attended lots of events!
Applied Functional Programming in Haskell @ Utrecht summer school, 5-9 July
Great lecture about Haskell & FP from Utrecht University. Highly recommended for the next year if you’re into FP.
Rust Amsterdam meetup, 7 September
Haskell Love Conference, 10 September
RustConf, 14 September
A lot of great talks there. You can watch them on YouTube.
Broadcast Amsterdam meetup, 25 September
I like listening to local radio📻 and interacting with them.
Livecoding Meetup by Creative Coding Utrecht, 28 September
- New machines
Welcome to my home, Dell XPS 13 (9310)! These will be my new environment😉 pic.twitter.com/ixXfQCYoat— Yoshi-kuni (@yoshikuni_kato) July 11, 2021
I purchased Dell XPS (9310) in July. It’s so comfortable that I spend more and more time with it.
On the Dell machine, I tried WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux) and Ubuntu from USB boot. Now I’m using WSL. Windows machines seem to have become a good choice for development.
On the MacBookAir (M1), which I purchased in June this year, I tried Parallels VM and Docker. However, there were some issues for me as virtual machines on the M1 machine must be ARM-based, not x86-based. Rosetta 2, software to run x86 apps on M1, doesn’t support virtual machine apps. This is one of the reasons that I purchased a Dell-Intel-Windows machine.
- New work environment
As I moved to a new place in August, I needed to set up a new working environment. I’m trying to make it more comfortable little by little.
Introduced a new chair for my tiny workspace✨ pic.twitter.com/HAJS82f00A— Yoshi-kuni (@yoshikuni_kato) September 22, 2021
- Coworking space search
As my home working space is quite limited, I started looking for a coworking space in Amsterdam. I tried using a few places, however, I haven’t decided whether to use them regularly or not.
- Move to a different flat (within Amsterdam)
Finding a new flat was quite difficult this time. I learned that there is a house shortage problem in the Netherlands. The new area is quite nice though. There are some universities on the east side of Amsterdam and I like the area around them.
- Corona Vaccination
It’s a big thing these days, isn’t it?
- Fake me hard @ Rotterdam
An exhibition about deep fake, algorithmic surveillance, and so on. It was very stimulating. I liked some works from this artist, for example.
- Graduation Show 2021 at Royal Academy of Art The Hague
- Nxt Museum
- Fake me hard @ Rotterdam
- Advanced English course in August
I gave a presentation about my experience since I left Japan. Maybe I can talk about it somewhere else if I have a chance.
- Some social events
Met a lot of people in person because some corona restrictions were lifted.
Thank you very much for reading. Although the progress might seem to be small, finishing tech areas post was a big thing for me. I can move on by following this direction. I hope I will have nice autumn and winter this year!