Coconut Report 17

Utah, US This week, I exercised more outdoors. We discovered a beautiful campus nearby, and we enjoyed an hour of walking per day there. Check my Instagram for photos and videos. I love the bells very much. The weather here is so lovely. It gets light at about 7am and gets dark at around 9pm. It’s sunny most of the time, and the air is fairly clean. It rained this weekend, and we walked out in the rain, enjoying the pleasant smell of earth and plants.

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Coconut Report 16

Utah, US This week I wrote more. It might be the first time I showed my emotions in a blog post – a blog post in Chinese about my situation recently. I felt strange about it. It was also interesting to see people’s reactions. It seems to me that people read the part they can understand, or in other words, people see things they want to see. So do I, I guess.

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Coconut Report 15

Utah, US This is a week of focusing – less news, less messages, more classic books and articles. I took useful notes, including thoughts about product building, and RiB community roadmap. Staying at Utah is comfortable. I especially like the neighborhoods very well. From walking across those beautiful houses, seeing people who exercise in front of their apartments, I am comforted by this offline real life. Delivery Cocoverse setup, domain, website, email, twitter (will be live next week) Zola site generator Animation for Cocoverse for fun Setup rib feedly to generate project updates, with the help of Twitter RSS feeds RiB post draft, one-year-anniversary, contributing, rib-workflow Progress Building Installed cargo-fuzz Rust WASM package Zola, a static site generator written in Rust Tools learned Tried Servo, Ctrl+L to input a url Terminal-ui for git written in rust RSSHub Canva Reorg my personal Inoreader Clean up and update the Reading section Reading Finished a book: The Elements of Style.

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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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