21 Feb 2022

There were essentially just 2 things that happened today:

  1. Finished reading chapter 7 from Digital Computer Electronics.
  2. Finished up the QIIME2-2022.2 release.

DCE has thus far been a very straight forward look at how computers operate at the level of the metal. Ch 7 was on flip-flops, which while not the most interesting chapter is a crucial foundational piece for being able to store information. Working through this book really has improved my mental model of how a computer fundementally operates.

Considering that Matt is now on his sabattical, this release has gone pretty smoothly. For the most part it feels like Liz and I are able to do most things and are pretty quick to figure out when we do not know. It is nice to be able to fail fast.