“Mental liquidity” refers to the ability to swiftly abandon previous beliefs when the world evolves. This is rare as it is often easier to deceive oneself with falsehoods than to acknowledge a mistake.
Some thoughts and notes on starting making games as an indie dev and why.
Today marks the last day at Zed Industries. After a 5 month period, I decided to end the 6 month contact a bit earlier to focus on what’s next.
Using cargo clippy –fix to apply suggestions automatically.
A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Los Angeles for my first summit with Zed Industries. I haven’t done that for some time now. I used to do that a lot when I worked at GitHub. The route was pretty much standard. Thessaloniki to Frankfurt or Munich, and then a 10 or 12 hour flight to San Francisco. This time it was from Thessaloniki to Munich to Los Angeles.
I am not going to lie. Starting over again with a new programming language, after 12 years of not coding full time is not easy. I have been spending most of my time, learning, and staring at code not knowing what it does. I feel my brain works at 1/4 of the speed of more experienced colleagues. Zed Industries is all about pairing. And I’ve now paired with 5 different people. I often get this feeling that I am slowing everyone down.
I could have chosen Ruby, Elixir, and other languages I had some experience with. But I went with Rust, which is a bit more difficult to learn. And I knew nothing about. Why?
I am excited to share that I will be joining Zed Industries, starting January 17th. I will be there for at least 6 months. Hopefully, for much longer.
A new adventure begins. Stay tuned to learn more about it.
This was bothering me a lot. So I did: And, voila! Problem solved.