Martin Rue

I build things on the internet.

What I'm Doing Now

Wow – how time flies! A whole summer has passed since my last update.

I spent a couple of months of the summer back in Barcelona, which I really enjoyed until COVID finally got me. Unexpectedly it hit me pretty hard, and left me stuck in Barcelona until I could recover, but all's well that ends well. I'm feeling back to 100% now.

For the last 6 weeks I've been doing lots of training, helping people get to grips with modern JavaScript (if you need a jingle writing for your language, look no further). I really enjoy teaching and find it super rewarding, and since teaching is really just learning in disguise, the experience has been helpful for me too.

Now that I'm coming to the end of my work obligations, I'm really looking forward to slowing down a little.

My priority is to ramp up progress on my language learning project and get back into a good life routine. I always find that the quiet period this time of year is a perfect opportunity to regroup, reorder things, and get back into a good routine that can be carried forward into the new year.

In other news: I finished my small novella in Esperanto, the mini social network I built for the Gemini network now has 400+ users, and I managed to get back to Germany for the first time since the pandemic began and drank enough Mate to caffeinate a large horse.

And finally: feliĉan Zamenhofan tagon! Today is Zamenhof Day – the day of the year that Esperanto speakers celebrate the existence of the language and its literature (yes – there are books, and even reggae music, I'll have you know). I wrote more about how I got into Esperanto, if you're curious.

Written 15th December 2021
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