2017 by the Numbers
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Being productive in 2017 was particularly challenging. The most powerful nation on earth elected a madman, and no-one could really think about anything else. If you produced nothing, but managed to survive, then good for you.
Here's a summary of things I shipped. Numbers in parens, e.g. "(3)", are last year's figures.
- 1 book published, Lakes Creek Adventures (0)
- 1 great t-shirt design released (0)
- 13 Blog posts written (17)
- 2 blogs posts published to medium (0)
- 133 Today-I-Learned Entries written (233) — 35289 words (42352), 21 new topics (44), further detail
- 1 talk delivered, "Evergreen Skills for Software Developers" (in conjunction with Joseph Cooney, and coming soon as an ebook) (1)
- 0 slackathons hosted (1)
- 10 new wiki articles completed (50)
- 1 (really minor) pull request successfully submitted to open source software (3)
- 1 vote lodged in favor of same-sex marriage (0)
- 2 pairs of reading glasses acquired (0)
- 189 contributions at Github/secretGeek (292)
- 2 production websites moved from Windows to Linux (3)
- 1000s of tweets written
- Many thousands of words written toward "Your First Product"
- 2 tools created for "Your First Product" (2)
- 6 articles written for "Your First Product" (17)
- 1 new version of NimbleText released (3)
Things I didn't publish:
- A massive pile of genealogical research.
- Research into Python in Minecraft
- "Epic Loot Quest of the Dungeon Raider" (threejs fps)
- "Androids versus Electric Sheep" (Artificial Life program)
- Linqpad scripts for generating Guitar chord/key/scale cheatsheets and progressions.
- 65 stub articles at the wiki.
My book "Choose Your First Product" is available now.
It gives you 4 easy steps to find and validate a humble product idea.