Coconut Report 14

Utah, US This week, I stopped checking the phone every day, especially not to check messages. I was slightly nervous for the first 2 days, then relieved later. And now I feel quite comfortable just spending time on my laptop (Terminal Emacs & web browser), and 2 kindles. I do check messages though, maybe once every 3-5 days. Life becomes very simple. And I have more time to read and think.

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Coconut Report 13

Utah, US This week my partner and I decided to stay at Utah for two months more, and we kept encouraging each other that, one day, we will finally go out. I finally cleaned up all my notes from the past 5 weeks! I am more familiar with Emacs after using it daily, but I haven’t got used to org-mode, which I am told is very powerful. I read very little Rust code this week – more time was spent on the RiB plan – and there was a bunch of stuff that happened last month in the Rust & blockchain area.

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Notes on Rules of Thumb

This is a reading note. I came across this article when I was looking up economics articles and books. I liked it so much that I immediately read it twice at that moment, and now I want to share it with my friends again. The principles from My Rules of Thumb By N. Gregory Mankiw Learn from the Right Mentors Work With Good Co-Workers Doing research takes various skills: identifying questions, developing models, providing theorems, finding data, expositing results.

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Coconut Report 12

Utah, US It’s a DeFi week this week, I bought an Ether to play around with DeFi dapps on Ethereum, which turns out as nothing happened. Because I couldn’t see any reason to swap the Ether to other low value tokens, and the risks are high – I believe that those dapps on Ethereum are not well audited or regulated enough. I also spent time on the development test on Ethereum.

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Coconut Report 11

Utah, US This week, I spent too much time learning, reading, and listening to podcasts – too much to learn. I took more notes than earlier and practiced a new way of learning SQ4R – a little book called Learn Less, Learn Smart. There is a video Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart. I learned how to rest and relax effectively at the same time ;) Given the idea of building an app on CKB, I did a lot of code reading, and dapps on Ethereums as well.

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Coconut Report 10

Utah, US This week, I spent more time on Rust language learning, read code and practice, made the ribbot fetch new open issues from given projects. The next thing will let it get news from Medium source – automate the RiB news generating process over time. Rust documentation is very well written. I enjoyed reading it. For example, the Closures, the writer even thought about the readers’ next thought – if they want to use Closure in functions syntax – and thoroughly practically explained the concept, with code demos – a lovely narrative.

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