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July 13, 2021

Lots, and I mean LOTS, has happened since the last update.

I sold some developer shirts and made a few hundred bucks off of them. Then I headed off to my buddy's bachelor party and tore my achilles. I documented my recovery, which took around six months, and I'm still not completely back to normal.

During the recovery I revamped my Twitch setup. I created new overlays for my channel as well as a chat bot. Then I published a bunch of npm packages. This open source work taught me a lot about documentation, community, and the importance of TypeScript. All this open source work motivated me to create a GitHub sponsors page, which then sparked a website redesign to better highlight my work and my sponsors.

Here's the exhaustive list of everything I released.

Austin randomly got snow twice, and the second time we lost power and water for almost a week! I also got my COVID vaccine, which allowed us to get out dancing more. Sadly I sold my motorcycle, but I can't be too down about it because I took the money and lifted my truck.

I joined Polywork, talked with James Perkins on Developers Hangout, and launched a podcast called Web Dev Weekly with Richard Gottleber.

And if all that wasn't enough, I've been exploring new opportunities. I interviewed with some pretty cool companies.

Needless to say, I've needed a way to unwind in the evenings, so I've been playing some World of Warcraft to get my mind off coding.

inspired by derek sivers and nownownow