Even though I jsut went to Europe for the first time, I had a chance to go back already. This time I went to Berlin for RCon3. It was my first conference presentation. I also had a little bit of time to see Berlin stuff. Hopefully I'll get out and about more next time.
I've been programming rholang for about 5 months now and in general I love it and am super happy I learned. If you want to join in that journey, checkout out my tutorial. In those five months, though, I've also noticed a few pain points where I think syntactic changes would go a long ways. I've opened issues or started discussions about some of these already. But I'll write them down here too.
The past few years I've grown more and more concerned about the use of services like docusign. My complaints are partly because of the horrible user experience which often involves creating an account and agreeing to a long consent written entirely in legalese. But more importantly I'm concerned that they market themselves as a company that facilitates secure communication, when in reality they are just a trusted third party who could easily be compromised by the pressures of a government, or simply hacked.
Today did not go well. Things started normally enough when I got up around 8:15, had breakfast with Sharon and Bob, packed up, and hit the road around 9:30. I did a test ride before leaving and my knee was feeling normal enough. I had two potential stopping points in Mary Esther FL, and in Pensacola FL depending on how far I made it with the outrageous headwind.
The one big accomplishment of the day was crossing into the central time zone! But it was not an easy day.
After a quick stop at subway where I ate half a sub and packed the second half for lunch, I got on the way. I knew the wind was forecast to be strong and in my face, and the forecast appeared correct. Nevertheless, I chugged away slowly but surely covering some rolling hills along the highway. It was slow going, but it was also planned to be a fairly short day and I was keeping a steady pace.
Last night was brutal. The rain lasted hours and my tent leaked significantly. Sometime around 1:30 it let up to just a sprinkle and I moved everything into the screened-in kitchenette on the adjascent site where I had stashed my bike. I laid the tent out to dry, and laid down in my wet sleeping bag on my sleeping pad. At least it was warmish out. An hour or so later the thunder and lightning started and so did the wind. Rain blew in the screens hard enough that the entire floor, my sleeping bag, the tent, and all my hung clothes were completely soaked.
I slept in until about 8:30 and then got up and started breaking down camp. For some reason, my throat felt scratchy when I woke up and it persisted throughout the day. Kay and Lee got up around nine and she made a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs. After we said our goodbyes, Kay hooked me up with two pbj sandwiches, and I was on my way.
Today was one long ride on the same highway fighting a headwind. There was little to break up the task, and I just had to keep chugging along. Luckily there were no mechanical problems though.