This morning we were greeted with “The Hardest Challenge Yet”. We were given no structure, only the following: “Build something you’re proud of.” I was utterly defeated by this assignment.
I pride myself on being a first class problem solver. Today there was no problem, only a charge to do something you want to do. The idea of even thinking of something I would want to do, let alone doing it, is impossibly foreign. My fellow boots have all of these great ideas and things they want to build; I have never had something like that. I’ve felt for some time like some piece of me is missing, and having to stare it down for ten hours today was soul crushing.
This evening, Eno and I met with Finbarr and Steve Huffman. Great conversation and learning around threading, concurrency, and Redis. Steve suggested I learn Racket, use it to write a Prolog interpeter, and then use said interpreter to solve “the 99 problems”. Finally, something I can wrap my head around.