March Status Update

Published 2021-03-25 on Owen Salter's Blog - Permalink

Welcome back to this month’s status update! I’m writing this at my desk as the first rain of spring falls here in Massachusetts. I’ve been working on quite a few things this month.

First and foremost, I’m testing out a new system of organization where I write down all my tasks for the day the night before and check them off as I go through. I had originally done this with a hard-and-fast schedule, but I quickly realized that that was not the right way to go for me. I think it’s been working out well, but I still need reminders from Thunderbird to get on them.

Also this month, I’ve rewritten Hakkard-RS to use a more effective MPSC design that makes the code a lot cleaner and easier to read than it was before. I’m also scaffolding the code that allows me to add new verbs1 and rooms.

For scouting, this month I accepted a position at Treasure Valley Scout Reservation as the Archery Director. I’ll be up there this summer and I’ll be teaching Radio merit badge as well as Archery. If any hams are reading this and would like to get on the air to help Scouts earn their badge, send me an email.

That’s it for this month, in April I want to do more work on Hakkard and writing my lesson plans for this summer. I also want to keep working on and refining my time management before college this fall.


  1. Verbs are, as the name implies, the action of a command. Everything else is a noun that can be processed. ↩︎


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