In spite of doing an extremely poor job of keeping any writing up to date on this site, I am going to start doing annual recaps of what I have learned over the past year. I am not totally convinced that I will use the same broad categories year-over-year, but had to start somewhere. These are the tools that I have been learning to use over 2017. I have not mastered any of these tools, more just built enough of a baseline competence to accomplish my goals in each of them.
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the so-called ‘Internet of Things.’ It’s such a poorly chosen buzzword because it calls too much attention to the fact that devices will be connected, which will fade to the background over time–the layers on top of the connection are what matter.