Kayce Basques

Menu

Sabbatical Update (Week 8)

July 30, 2021

Summary: (23 July 2021 to 29 July 2021) Still building the Bookworm Club, still reading Infinite Powers, possibly taking on a 1-month technical writing contract.

Reading

I'm about halfway through Infinite Powers by Steven Strogatz. It's still fascinating, enjoyable, and rewarding.

Last week

I continued building the Bookworm Club. The authentication workflow stuff took longer than expected. I wanted to do a fancy password-less login workflow, but was disappointed to eventually realize that Firebase doesn't really support it robustly. I made decent progress on the Goodreads integration, which was exciting because it's one of the core ideas of the site.

What's next

I'm considering taking on a 1-month contract to help a startup with their docs. It's a tough decision. I may as well go into the details a bit here for the record.

Pros:

Cons:

I've already decided to go for it if we can agree on terms.

In the meantime I'm going to continue working on the Bookworm Club.