Minnesota, US This is a report of this week (actually just four days since previous Coconut Report 31), and I am thinking of keeping a weekly pattern with shorter content rather than a more comprehensive monthly report, and putting specific content into blog posts. Rochester gets warmer this week, and the daytime is shorter. Tree leaves fall down, and only branches are left. Cuttipies, squirrels and bunnies, come out often for food that is hidden in the grass.
Minnesota, US It started snowing last month in Rochester, Minnesota, and it continues to snow a lot, about every second day last week. I have already seen the most snows in 2020 compared to previous years. The most satisfying moment is lying on the couch with my laptop, working and reading, staring at snow outside from time to time. Since it will be colder in Minnesota, we have decided to stay in the city and not move for the next couple of months.
I am a newbie programmer, and this is my first post about my Rust programming experience. Even though I have been involved in the Rust community for a while, I am not familiar with programming in Rust. I do want to have Rust in my toolkit though, so I decided to get hands on and write some code. As I started, I quickly learned some techniques to create more readable code.
Minnesota, US This is summarizing a whole month. We arrived in Rochester, Minnesota, and will stay here until the middle of November. We do not have any further plans yet. This is an unproductive month for me, since I registered two hackathons but didn’t do any hacks on them. In Rochester Rochester is small and modern, and it has everything we need. We immediately got good beers, freshly roasted coffee, and fantastic food options as soon as arrived.
Iowa, US This week, we moved to Marcus in Iowa. Marcus is a tiny town surrounded by farmland, that mostly grows corn. It took us less than an hour to walk around the town. People here are nice too. People greeted us when we passed by their yards. Even drivers waved their hands to us. For Cocoverse, we plan to make new recipes often (maybe every week?). I also need to edit some old videos and upload them to Cocoverse.
South Dakota, US This week, we drove in South Dakota, from west to east, and we will leave for Iowa tomorrow. The driving roads in this state were quite boring, with flat farmland, compared to previous roads in the west, which were mostly on mountains and crossing forests. We only saw a spacial landscape called “Badlands” – an area with a bunch of small and dry hills. There were fewer cutiepies here.
Wyoming, US I am sitting under a tree in the backyard of an Airbnb in Sheridan, enjoying the sound of several birds and occasionally of bugs. The weather is great now, not too hot in the daytime, and a bit cool at night. This week, we drove across Yellowstone park from Montana to Wyoming. We stayed in a small lovely county called Sheridan. It was easy to encounter squirrels, rabbits, and deer.
Montana, US This was a busy week, because of the hackathon submission & judging process, and publishing the RiB July newsletter. Since we started the road trip last week, we spent almost two days on the road. Each Airbnb we’ve stayed in was great, and I especially like the cabin surrounded by mountains in Montana. It has amazing expansive views from all directions, such that I can see the sunrise and sunset.