I enjoy learning new things, especialy if I am able to either build something out of it or put it to use to improve my life. Here are some things from the top of my head that I managed to learn or start learning in 2019.
Learning new technologies is a never-ending endeavour. I built at least one public-facing hobby project starting from zero with the following:
React Native for building iOS & Android apps * Published an iOS app with another in the works.
Django * Built a personal portal to track who I meet, when and how often
Dokku * How to setup and deploy projects with Dokku
VueJS * Built few personal utilities using Vue. This completely changed how I view JS
Build automation with fastlane * Android & iOS
- React-Native apps Technology
Securing browser stack Electronics
Built at least one working thing with each of the following
PCB Design * Design with KiCad
Design for manufacturing * BOMs
ESP8266s / NodeMCU * Programming
- Components on NodeMCU/Lolin boards
- Using bare ESP8266
ATTiny85 * Using deep sleep mode
Voltage step-up circuits
PIR sensors circuits Personal
Swimming! * Dutch A,B & C diplomas.
Health * Slowing down and self-care
- Mental health
Taking care of a cat Food & Cooking
I think I can make a reasonably decent meal out of many of these without having to look at a recipe while making-do in case of missing ingredients.
Pasta * Creamy Mushroom Pasta
- Aglio olio
- Cacio e Pepe
Fried rice with mushrooms
Fried noodles/Chow mein (with mushrooms)
Palak paneer (the hand blender way)
Spice blends * Blending spice mixes for palak paneer & paneer butter masala
Soups * Bell pepper soup
- Tomato soup