Each Month, I make a post detailing what I’ve been working on, what I’ve accomplished, and just what I’ve been up to.
February 2018 is the 18th month in which I have tracked my productivity. I started the month working through the Big Nerd Ranch guide to Android Development (incomplete), before moving on to work through my second Java class.
My average amount of productive hours per day (from all categories) was 3.24 hours.
Overall, it was a very productive month.
My software development goal for the month of February 2018 was to:
So far so good. I managed to get through about 1/5 of the Android book before class started. It's a pretty big book, so I think that's not too bad. Hopefully I will have time to pick up where I left off before long.
My second Java class is going well so far. I am about half way through Lesson 8 of 12, which puts me about a week ahead in the class. I feel fairly comfortable with Java now. I look forward to learning more.
In February 2018, my overall fitness hours totalled to 21.25 hours. I spent 11 hours lifting weights, and I spent 10.25 hours running and cycling (on the machine) for cardio. My average lifting hours per week was 2.75 hours, and my average cardio hours per week was 2.56 hours.
I lost a bit of weight overall, I think, this month. I didn't have any fitness goals, but I can't complain.
This month I spent 19 hours making music. That's probably a new record for me.
Here is a beat I made by sampling "Operator" by Jim Croce:
In this past month, I spent 0 hours doing other productive stuff.
This month I read Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware by Charles Petzold. Though hard to read at times, I really got a lot out of this book. The book is all about how computers work, and it starts off by explaining how the most basic form of a computer can be built with light bulbs and relays, then eventually gets to more modern(ish) computers. The book also gives a good overview of the history of computers. I would recommend this book to anybody interested in computer engineering or programming.
Also this month, I finished reading my Java text book - Java Programming by Joyce Farrell. I really can't say much bad about this book. It is good for what it is - an introductory book to a specific programming language. For anyone that wants to learn Java, this book is a good place to start.
Last month, my goal was to put $500 toward my debt. That is what I did.
In the month of February 2018, I paid $500 toward my student loan debt, which currently rests at a total of $17,498.48. Since graduating in May of 2016, I have put $26,800 toward my student loan debt. That means I have paid off $24,194.44 of the original $41,692.92 total.