The Search

It's been a while. I have finished the code refactor project at Video Media Group. Currently I'm working three days a week for Kukua and one day a week for Tapme Media. I'll probably start working four days a week at Kukua soon, since there's a lot of work to do there . We're planning to do a really cool project. More on that later. I've also been busy with continuing the development of ConCaVa - it's getting close to a v1.0 release! I have so much ideas to make it even better.

The past couple of weeks I've been struggling with a personal issue: my interests are too fragmented. I generally find a new thing, try it out for a while, and then fully drop it. In that way I'm not gaining a lot of fundamental knowledge to build up to a point of expertise. I think it also causes me to never really finish my side projects. Therefore I'm in search for the subject(s) that suit me well and I can really focus on. I want to achieve a more in depth knowledge on such subjects - essentially specialize. Also I think I've decided on the main contenders: API development and neurology - brain-computer interfaces in particular. Two very different subjects, I know. However interesting in their own right: APIs are becoming more important in connecting the number of growing microservices. I want to research many aspects to get a better understanding of what a good API looks like. Ideally build the best configuration driven API framework. This also means I will be steering company and side projects towards API development. Neurology will probably just stay a hobby. Currently I can't think of applying such a thing, besides fiddling around with neural networks. Maybe something in the form of a self learning monitor for the quantifiable self (e.g. logging when I'm entering and leaving the office, alerting when I don't exercise enough etc.). I've got a lot of reading to do.

Blogging is another thing I want to do more. For the simple reason of learning to convert my thoughts to written words and have a more structured reasoning process (researcher approach). When writing things for others, I'll also find the gaps in my own knowledge. By the way: I'm doing a blog post series about API Driven Development on the Two Flies In One Clap blog.

The hardware related side projects I mentioned earlier: After Eight and Bonsai are on hold for now. However I can use the hardware to do monitoring for a neurology related project, and use the Bonsai project as use case for developing a configuration driven API.

That was all for now. Thanks for reading. Let me know what you think!