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Here is what I'm currently working on / thinking about:
This collection contains 32 notes linked together 38 times with 2,652 total words.
I, like many other programmers, first learned to write computer code with some variation of BASIC. To be precise - I wrote my first programs in TI-Basic during algebra class and then graduated onto Visual Basic my freshman year of high school. I found QBASIC somewhere in the midst of that before moving onto Python.
So, I'd like to bring BASIC back (though, to be fair, it never actually left).
FUNCTION factorial(N) IF N = 1 RETURN 1 ELSE RETURN N * factorial (N - 1) END END PRINT(FACTORIAL(20))
Later on, I want to allow others to make different types of program templates (for things outside of command-line and web that I haven't thought about!) and Editor integrations.
I'm finding myself weirdly mindful of - and emotionally attached to - making "progress" in everything I do. I love how I can read just a few pages in a book, and nothing can take those few pages of progress away from me. I can walk away, pick up the book a little later, and still be a few pages ahead. I'm not transfixed on finishing the book (but with enough progress, I will!) but instead content with progress.
When writing notes such as these, the idea of incrementally progressing towards a vast collection of writing is wonderfully motivating. Only I can delete a word, a sentence, or an entire post.
This is not a novel observation of course - in fact it's been successfully gamified (ever get lost for several hours playing Cookie Clicker?)
Looking around for info on
[], it looks like this is commonly referred to as "Wiki links" and there are some nice tools for using them in VSCode.
Don't know how long I'll be writing notes in VSCode though, so I'll sort of ignore for now. I just wanna see how easily I can parse them.
Some collected notes on progess: