Monthly review: March and April

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Sponsors

I'm incredibly thankful to the following people for sponsoring my open source work this past month: @repi, @oli-obk and @yaahc.

If you like what I'm doing and want to support my work, please consider sponsoring me on Patreon or via other means 💚

What I've worked on

You might have noticed that the review for March is missing. This was mostly a result of the still ongoing pandemic. I started working from home mid-March and it took me a few weeks to adjust. The following is what I've worked on in March and April combined:

I've also been trying to review more of the incoming pull requests which, at least for me, takes a lot of energy. Currently that's around 15 minutes per day and one 1 hour timeslot per week for bigger PRs.

Reflections

As mentioned above, I started working from home in March when the virus started to become an issue here. At the beginning I had a lot of trouble concentrating and getting a new daily routine in place. Things really only started getting better in April.

Towards the end of April I also decided to ditch touch typing with dvorak (after using it for 6 years) and learn touch typing on qwerty instead. This is currently slowing me down a lot:

qwerty stats

It's also incredibly frustrating because my brain slips back into dvorak every time I'm not 100% focused. Once I'm faster, I want to write about this switch a bit more.

Goals

My primary goal for May is to reach 60+ WPM touch typing on qwerty. Another thing I want to work on is adding indicators to Clippy's lint documentation that highlight which lints can be automatically fixed using cargo fix --clippy (#4310).


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Philipp Hansch

Full Stack Developer

Philipp is a full stack developer currently heavily involved with Rust. Most notably he's a member of the Clippy team where he helps with bugfixing and documentation. You can follow him on Twitter and find him on GitHub as well as Patreon.