100DaysOfCode, Day 4

The 4th entry in a continuous series of learnings from this accountability challenge.

100DaysOfCode, Day 4
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I decided to make longer form accountability posts for the trends I hashtagged below. Will this hurt how I’m perceived when I decide to hunt for a corporate job and let freelancing take a back seat? Not sure.

Some schools of thought say you should avoid these trends on networks like LinkedIn. To be honest, I can see why, so my intent is to enhance what I document about my efforts and process.

I want to see my own progress more than I want to prove myself to anyone else. So I’m planning to expand on my efforts in the takeaway section and give a “behind the scenes” look at what I find worth learning by providing my Anki questions/answers.

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Day 4 of #100DaysOfCode to #buildinpublic with #100Devs

I studied:

  • APIs and OOP
  • existing products which may compete with an app I’m trying to build

Biggest Takeaway


It’s crystal clear to me how much a shift in environment or routine can really offset momentum or progress. Taking breaks is essential nonetheless and so I don’t regret pausing this accountability program to handle some household projects, but I have learned that I need to find time in each day to move even just slightly forward on the things I’m working on - 30 minutes at least.


Hustling all the time is not sustainable and so I don’t hold myself to that standard. Every client I’m working with has their own life and understands that I have mine as well. The expectations and boundaries we set are important.

Design {and Development}:

The biggest takeaway I have here is that it’s okay to not know something. There are a lot of “$5 words” in the pillars of object-oriented programming and the tutorials I’ve seen don’t enlighten things enough. So I choose to practice these concepts with play, the next step is to be able to articulate them verbally and in text.

Note Dump

I use this space to generate Anki card content for my spaced repetition learning. For more info, check out Ali Abdaal on YouTube. The things I called out to quiz myself on are personal to what I took away from the material I reviewed but if you’re curious to discuss any, hit me up on Twitter or just become a paid subscriber to help by donating to Resilient Coders (then you can comment here 😉)

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