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phuze

We fear death but live like immortals, pretending we have all the time in the world to put off our hopes and dreams.


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Learn Rails 5

Went through the entire tutorial. It was awesome! I didn't realize it would be that straightforward but then again, I'll never know the quirks until I try a different project that involves ActionCable. I kinda shy away from ActionCable mainly due to the need for Redis but apparently, Heroku has a free Redis plan so why not right....

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Learn Rails 5

Oh great. An ActionCable tutorial by none other than Michael Hartl! His Rails tutorial was one of my main resource in learning RoR, giving me some foundation which led to the multiple creation of other random web apps, including this one. Time to sink in and learn some ActionCable!

https://www.learnenough.com/action-cable-tutorial#sec-websockets_and_action_cable

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Learn Rails 5

Was looking around at tutorials on ActionCable and I ended up on a website that's similar to Railscast. Pretty happy with my discovery :)

https://www.driftingruby.com

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Learn Rails 5

You know you've not looked at your code for ages when you're unsure how things are triggering. For a moment, I was dumbfounded by the fact that OMG is sending out welcome emails while I was struggling to find out where it came from in my local source code.

The next wisest thing (which wasn't really obvious right from the start) was to just pull the source code from the hosting environment.

Surprise! My local source code wasn't up to date. But where was the latest changes pushed from? I can only conclude that I made the push from somewhere else. I don't want to lose sleep thinking too much about it :(

Moral of the story? Stop being lazy and always push the master branch to a remote git repository like Bitbucket or Github. Of course, that wouldn't matter if we don't perform a git pull from the updated source, may it be the remote repository or the hosting environment itself...

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Learn Rails 5

To be honest, I've been shying away from Rails 5. Its either

  • I was waiting for dependency gems to be compatible with R5
  • I have no idea what I want to try out with R5

Well I've not been on the development end that much. Although, I do feel the itch to just create something for fun. I've not really explored Rails 5 despite following a tutorial to create an API which was pretty straightforward.

For a start, I can upgrade OMG to Rails 5. That would be fun, considering that I don't have test coverage (oops) and I'd probably break things here.

And of course, there's action cable. Would be nice to have some real time element and perhaps replace the polling strategy that I'm using for notification. Well I better not have too much on my plate. We know how that would usually turn up......

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Learn skateboarding foundation tricks in switch mode

8 October. Another attempt at skating back. My ankle seems to feel better, although there's still hurting every now and then. That aside, what hurts more is my back. Totally forgot about warming up and alas, I felt the impact shooting up when I attempted a fs half cab flip. It's not the best feeling ever (I have to admit that my back is pretty screwed for a while now).

Applying plenty of yoko yoko to my back at the moment, hoping it would help. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I'll have to forsake this goal due to unforeseen injuries. It's been dragging for far too long and I've got to say that it's not been going pretty well thereafter. Better luck next time!

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Learn skateboarding foundation tricks in switch mode

Unfortunately, my progress got halted due to a bad ankle sprain. I was out of action for 3 weeks. The day where I skated back again on 5th September, it hurts like hell for the first flip trick.

I don't know. Everything feels different now. My drive for skating, it's just diminishing rapidly...

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Learn skateboarding foundation tricks in switch mode

Day #6 Once again, sidetracked from actually skating switch fully. But hey, I'm still warming up with the switch tricks. The weird thing is, I struggled with varial flip for no reason. Even weirder, I landed varial heelflip a number of times, bolts. Like what is going on? Oh well. On the other hand, I surprised myself by doing 50-50, nollie 50-50, 50-50 180 out, 50-50 fs shuvit out and finally the unexpected one. 50-50 kickflip out.

How did that even happen? Out of the blue, I decided to position my feet in a kickflip position before attempting to do the 50-50. While doing this, I had no idea how I manage to adjust my front foot but I believe I was centered enough to perform the flip out. That's the key I suppose. When I'm centered, it felt just like a normal flatground roll and flip.

But of course, I only manage to land it once, clean. The rest were just close enough (noticed that i was leaning far too forward most of the time after adjusting my front foot and trying to flip it).

Please, don't let this be a lucky shot....

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Learn skateboarding foundation tricks in switch mode

Day #5 I've yet to actually attempt any heelflip yet. But somehow, I manage to get a little comfortable with switch flip. Although I can't really do it while rolling forward due to the awkwardness. Apart from that, every other foundation tricks seems to be fine.

And I admit that I'm not really giving this goal a full commitment. I can't help it, I needed the variations to maintain a fun skating session. There's still many things that needs to be done. Perhaps one day, I'll just stick to switch and nothing else after warming up.

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Learn skateboarding foundation tricks in switch mode

Day #4 Who would have thought that a deck hitting my leg would cause a bump right at the same exact spot? All the time? Amazing indeed haha.

I skated at Dhoby Ghaut today after a brief warm up at the skate park. I'm kinda losing hope on my varial heelflip. Why do you have to bail out on me when I needed you? It was a tiring session definitely so after slowing down the pace, I proceeded to just practice switch tricks which is the point of this goal. Everything looks good so far. Static kickflip is getting better, although I never really got to land it perfectly. Once that is down, I'll move on to heelflip.

There's just something scary about heelflip (used to be able to do them switch and nollie, but it's gone now?) With heelflip, there's always a tendency for the board to rocket up and, yes, popsicle me right where it hurts the most. But I'm not going to run away from it of course. I need to get all these basic tricks down before I can proceed with the harder tricks. It's pretty exciting knowing that soon, I'll be able to execute tricks regardless of stance.

Now that's what I call a worthy progression.