Happy February! I don’t know about you, but it’s uncharacteristically warm (relatively speaking) in Chicago and I am loving the extra sunshine. Let’s learn!
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This was a fairly busy week for me, but I got a lot of satisfying work done. I wrote a small blog post I had been meaning to write, got a bunch of emails written, took a bunch of calls… and also have been reading some fun books and playing Civilization when I have a moment to spare.
I’ve found that I regularly get into bouts of busyness that really keep me from doing the work that I care about to do work that matters more to other people. It’s hard to find that balance sometimes in busy seasons, or when there’s just a lot of “chores” to be done. I’ve referred back to the book Make Time a few times recently to try and help with that; to make time more for the important things that matter to me. It’s a re-learning process!
Also, as usual, the latest episode of The Dev Morning Show (at night) is out, featuring Alexis Morin! Check it out, it was a fun one!
And at last, I’m super grateful to be renewed as a GitHub Star for 2023! It’s been a really cool community to be a part of, and I’ve really loved contributing more to open source as a result too. Woo hoo!
Centered is my favorite productivity app! I’m not just saying it because they’re sponsoring, I actually wrote this copy myself because it genuinely works for me and I get a whole lot done with it. The features that I like the most are:
✅ Distraction nudges
✅ Flow music
✅ Pomodoro timers
✅ Notification blocking
Brittany Joiner made this awesome little video to show how she uses Centered if you’re not convinced.
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Last week, I had you generate arrays in a sequence! Y’all had fun with this one! Great work Saad, Sean, Steven, Shannon, Nate, Chinar, Dan, Miguel, Sreetam, Augustin, Kyle, Muhammad, Az, Ángel, Ten, Dan, Alberto, Leyan, Elizabeth, Chase, Max, Kyriakos, Jeff, Sam, Mansoor, Priti, Chris, Remo, David, Paweł, Danny, and Alessandra!
This week’s question:
Spreadsheet programs often use the A1 Reference Style to refer to columns. Given a column name in this style, return its column number.
Examples of column names to their numbers:
A -> 1 B -> 2 C -> 3 // etc Z -> 26 AA -> 27 AB -> 28 // etc AAA -> 703
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That’s all for now, folks! Have a great week. Be safe, make good choices, and sleep well!
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