June Update 2023

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Last month I said I was going to try to keep up with my blog this year with at least one post, so I figured I’d go ahead and knock it out early-ish this month.

I haven’t done too much with the site since last month. I’m still working on the Red Dead Redemption review. I started playing Red Dead Revolver because I wanted more information on a theory of mine. But it’s way different than both of the Red Dead Redemption games and kinda boring, so I’ve been playing Silent Hill instead. Since it’s hard to record with my back issues I’m just scrapping the series on YouTube and will eventually private the first video. Maybe I can come back to that in a few years.

I’m almost done with the Dressrosa arc in One Piece, I hope to have that done with in the next week or so. It’s a pretty good arc, I think it’s my favorite so far, but Water Seven/Enies Lobby was pretty good too. It’s kind of a toss up. I guess it really depends on how this arc ends. I’m only about 300 chapters behind until I’m caught up and can start reading it as new chapters come out. Something I keep thinking about while I’m reading it is how it must have been for those who were reading as it came out this whole time. People who were reading through things like Alabasta or the Paramount War and waiting each week to read it (or whenever they could). This series is older than I am, and it’s still going. I know people who were born and died during its run. I can pick out certain dates of my life and see what was going on in One Piece as it came out. An odd way to think about it, but that’s how I’ve situated the series in my head. It’s a large story that will go down in history, no doubt.

The friend I mentioned who has read One Piece before decided to read Berserk at my recommendation finally, and it took him 1 week to read it. It took me a few months. I don’t think I’m a slow reader, but I don’t sit down to read as much as him. He’s got way better comprehension though. I can read something a few times and it’s hard to retain it.

I have done a lot more with my vim setup. Most notable is more work with LSPs and the keybinds for that. I understand better what all of the pieces do, so when stuff breaks or I get an error I can diagnose it. Using it more and more during work has been better, because I fix issues as they arise instead of pushing it off. I have all the updates pushed to my repo so far at https://git.jacksontaylor.xyz/nvim-setup.git . If you want to go learn from it, steal some code, or use it in its entirety be my guest.

That’s half the year done, see you guys next month probably.

by Jackson Taylor