2019 Annual Summary
On September 15, 2017, the first day I joined the company, I told myself that I joined a good company which has a good treatment but I was not feeling happy at all. I had plenty of worry and confusion at that moment because I didn’t know my direction.
All I can do is working hard and learning as much as possible.
At the beginning of 2019, I told myself that 2019 is crucial for me. I must do something that will allow me to seize the opportunity that gives me a clear direction.
Time flies and many events happened in 2019. Maybe it didn’t meet my expectations, but fortunately I didn’t feel regret.
Today is January 1, 2020, it’s time to make a summary.
Read Lua source code
I didn’t finish reading the code, I only read part of it. But it’s a start, I have started to understand some of these principles.
Finish OpenGL tutorial
I didn’t have time to learn it since I didn’t finish reading Lua source code.
Read 10 books
Memorize words every day
I did it.
Finish reading CLRS, and then read TCP/IP Illustrated
I did it. But the translation of TCP/IP Illustrated is too bad, So I read Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications instead of it.
I kept remembering words every day and completed daily plan every day except June 22 due to too busy that day to finish the plan before 00:00.
I have been remembering words for 605 days. I’m not good at language learning and I used to hate English. Nevertheless, for programmers, English is essential and it’s a basic skill. I have overcome many difficulties and now I can read English articles more easily. In the future I hope I can hold on and improve writing and speaking skills.
I finished reading CLRS except the last two chapter due to I didn’t have enough mathematical knowledge to understand it.
I read about 1/3 of Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications.
I have been doing algorithmic exercises on LeetCode since June. It’s difficult for me, but this is the beginning.
I built my tech blog and wrote 17 posts.
I have been contributing on GitHub since September, it taught me a lot.
I hope it’ll be full of green spots in 2020.
I read part of Lua source code following this guide. I have understood some of these principles.
I read 6 books in 2019.
- The Tale of Genji
- A Tale of Two Cities
- Notre-Dame de Paris
- No Longer Human
- The Romance of the Three Kingdoms
- Journey Under the Midnight Sun
The two books that impressed me most were Notre-Dame de Paris and Journey Under the Midnight Sun.
On November 9 I attended the LisAni! LIVE Beijing concert and met Nitta Emi. This is my happiest day in years.
The most comforting is that I still love programming despite I graduated from college over 2 years. I feel so happy: what I work every day is what I love. I hope to keep it like this in the future.
I hope to make some changes in the future, I hope I won’t feel confused in the future.
Hello 2020. It must be a new beginning.