“Make good use of all that commuting money you’re not spending,” said HarryB.
The finance industry offers a great source of data to wrangle and also the promise of making some of it (money I mean). See Crypto Compare.
Write a tool to stress your cores and make a pattern. Perhaps a video?
You can get stuff done with SketchUp but just cut to the chase and learn Blender. It’s a really steep learning curve but one day you’ll have to build something and it will be invaluable. See a short film made with Blender.
It’s not going away and it’s only getting bigger. See a consolidated list of sources.
Write an open letter to your younger developer yourself
“If I’d known then all the things I know now…” - see mine.
- Tone generator (WAV processing is great to get back to basics)
- Write your own DFT (Discrete Fourier Transform)
- Generative music maker
- Speech analysis
How do you even run code on your GPU?
Advert of code
A coding problem to solve every day of December.
Document everything you know
It’s a mammoth undertaking and you’ll never finish but you have to start.
Even if it’s showing somebody how to use Excel (which can be impenetrable if you’re not from a techie industry).
A multi-threaded zip tool.