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Since I started reading articles about Functional Programming, more and more Haskell articles show up in my feeds.  Since this is a language that has been on my list for a very long time, I decided now was a great time to try and learn it. 

The difference is that I put out some feelers for somebody else in my area who would want to learn with me.

I found a repo that I forked about how to start a study group.  So, I started reading and also posted a couple of places and created a meetup.

So far I only have one taker, but it's only been a few days. ;)

Not much to show

Since my last post, I have spent a fair amount of time getting familiar with Elixir.  I did a little work through The Daily Drip.  That didn't last long, though.  I didn't feel like I could work at it at a decent pace to justify the monthly cost.

Next I moved on to a book that I bought on a whim: The Ray Tracer Challenge.  This is a great book for learning about a new language.  I have two false starts under my belt.  (Both ended with bugs that I have yet to figure out).

That's OK with me because I did learn a lot about working with Elixir.  Since the early part of the year, life sort of got in the way and I lost my drive to try it again.  I dabbled with Elm a bit, can't quite get in the headspace to really give it a go.  Also, I'm waiting for the Elm book I'm reading to be more complete.

So, long story short, I have learned more Elixir (and a little Elm), but I don't have much to show for it.