Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year! Welcome 2023.

I have been tremendously fortunate this year (and past several years). At work, no big moves, have landed into a routine over at Google. Not a bad thing and no complaints. For Tensor G2 announced earlier this year, my primary focus was on its camera hardware.

Post-COVID, I needed to get back into the world. I traveled to Belgium on a whim. For Fall 2022 semester, I volunteered as a Leadership Coach at SJSU UNVS 101 on behalf of Braven non-profit. My role was to facilitate weekly sessions of the Braven Accelerator course. It was a great experience, great people all around. I am thinking of returning next fall. Looking forward to further community engagement next year.

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Back online and VSCode!

A kind individual reached out to inform me my blog went down. To myself, I said, I have a blog? 😃 Quick fix to DNS records and we're back online.

I've jumped on the VS Code bandwagon. I was skeptical at first. The desktop front end is sufficiently lightweight and responsive. Working with web alternative VS Code Server is convenient and provides the same (or virtually the same?) experience as the desktop version. So far, I've been impressed with available extensions and the growing community. On the daily, I use Python extension for VS Code, Prettier, and VS Code Vim.

The cherry on top and what sealed the deal for me are the json-based, revision control friendly configuration files. I shared mine in my chezmoi dotfiles repo.

One problem I faced was sharing my config files between VS Code and VS Code Server. Assuming the default location of ${HOME}/.config/Code/User/settings.json in Linux. You can start VS Code Server with the following to pick up the shared settings:

code-server --user-data-dir ${HOME}/.config/Code