To 2018 and beyond

2018-01-01 Last modified on 2021-05-24

It's that time again...

This year was not an easy one for me, switching between too many contexts for too long. This explains why I almost stopped coding outside of work I think. I am reassured when I read this like this post from Julia Evans «Learning at work», especially this:

Don’t learn programming languages/frameworks outside of work

On this blog I am often too negative... I really want to be more positive !


I wrote a few things on this blog, and I want to write more (as always).

Once again, I contributed to the blog of SFEIR:

I also joined the french gopher initiative to create french content about the Go programming language:


I gave some talks internally:

  • one about CSRF and how to apply the frontend part in most frameworks.
  • an introduction to the Go Programming language and the tools around it.
  • I organized a round table about the state of JavaScript.

I was really glad to be invited by MiXiT to share my personal view on the (in)famous JavaScript fatigue. That was a pretty cool experience and an amazing conference: see it here.

I will be speaking at SnowCamp in a few weeks !


That is a new thing in this yearly posts ! At SFEIR we have some trainings called SFEIR School; they are free and open to everyone, we give 2 of them every month !


I worked on a Node.js training and gave it twice, another colleague gave it once. It was a good experience.


I was the trainer (Sébastien) 's assistant for a one-day training about the Go Programming Language. Super cool !


We create a SFEIR School with my wife: an introduction to the Japanese language !

aya sieg


I spent too much time on youtube watching magic videos... So I started learning it, and we organized with my colleague Rudy a SFEIR School about magic !

The following video is exactly what we can not do at this time: Shin Lim's EPIC Return to Penn & Teller // Season 4


That was a lazy year. I learn to disconnect when I am at home, I will tell you more about that soon.

beulogue has been discontinued. That was fun. Here is the final source code:

'use strict';

const path = require('path');

const pkg = require(path.resolve(__dirname, './package.json'));

  beulogue v${pkg.version} #EOL

  Beulogue was a nice experiment, and it's the end. Peace.

  Go get a real static site generator at or find one at !

This blog is currently built using Hugo, which is awesome !

I updated jisho-go. It works on my computer :p

Computers and stuff

I switched my work computer for a Dell XPS 13 (using Arch Linux), and it is pretty cool.

I finally managed to use mutt with Fastmail. This year I will configure it with my Gmail accounts :)

I switched to Firefox, I hope I will be able to switch to qutebrowser for real this year.

I still want to learn ClojureScript.

Here is a list of things I will not spend my personal time on:

  • Chatbots and assistants
  • Mobile
  • Blockchain


Last year I wrote that I wanted to get my black belt in karate. I got it !

I read some books, and I still want to read more.

Cool stuff I watched:

  • Stranger Things 2
  • Dark
  • Preacher
  • Rick & Morty Season 3
  • The Good Place
  • Baby Driver
  • Creepy

Things I want to watch:

  • The Handmaid's Tale
  • American Vandal
  • Norsemen
  • It

And the album of the year:

Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream (Cover)

Listen on bandcamp.

Happy new year !

As I say every year:

Happy new year to everybody who will have a happy year. For the others, stay strong and let's hope 2019 will be here promptly.