It's been more than 3 months since my last post. Have I finally sunk into the depths of depression and debauchery since leaving my job? Do I start my day by waking up at 11am and having a mimosa? Do I end it with a can of Pringles at 3am, going through a box set of The Wire?
I tried my hand at automated trading on Betfair, which is a sports betting exchange. Automated trading on Betfair is similar to automated trading in real life, except the stakes are lower, the taxes are none and the APIs are more pleasant.
In the process of getting this whole system to work, I managed to do many interesting things:
In fact, even if it did make money, I think there's a lot of interesting stuff and pretty pictures to look at and write about. Perhaps one day I even will.
I read some Bitcoin and Ethereum whitepapers. It's a pretty cool idea.
You may have noticed that it looks like blog isn't statically generated by Hakyll any more. That's because it isn't.
One day when I was taking a break from my Betfair adventures, I decided to reorganise all the stuff in my private diary (that I use DokuWiki for) and realised that it would be cool to:
At least that's what I think my thought process was now, back then it was more like "what if I learned Django?".
So I made Kimonote, which I guess is a note-organizer-slash-blogging-platform that focuses on minimalism and ease of navigation. Wanna see my previous post tagged 'programming'? It's there, on the left, in the sidebar. Previous post on the blog? It's also there. News from Paddington? Here. News from Paddington, but in a format that allows you to consume the whole history without clicking "next"? Sure. Project Morrowind and my posts on Raspberry Pi from before I went to university? No problem.
Interested? Head on to the landing page: there's a sign-up link there that lets you... no, not sign up, but leave your email so I can see if it's worth making it more than a place where my blog lives.