1a. Architect an application you don’t actually build. This includes pitch if applicable, creating visual diagrams of how it all works, & time estimations, effort, risks, & integration points.
1b. This is hard b/c if you have passion for coding, you _want_ to see your creation come into being, & want to help it become so by coding the fun parts. You don’t. You _can_ do parts, sure, and sometimes it’s your area of expertise. It’s more impactful if you have others do it.
Spent a month on this and I think I figured out how to get JSON to “roll over” a Step Function step that is a noop (no operation: function that doesn’t return a value), like say AWS Batch. Noop’s (no operation) are steps that basically are full of side effects, but really don’t have a useful return value beyond “SUCCESS”.
I did another round of Body Beast, Bulk version. It’s a body building routine that lasts about 3 months. I did the Lean version last year before my 40th birthday. This year, I wanted to see how lean I can get. I also found out from last year I had lost 9 lbs from simply not eating as much (basically skipping breakfast) and doing a little cardio for fun. Sadly my measurements showed that I had about the same amount of body fat, meaning a lot of my weight was muscle. Still, clothes did feel better and doing cardio things for fun was easier too.