Start a Dev Blog

Seriously, do it. Start blogging about what you’re working on, or something you find interesting. I’ll give you my perspective: I’m an in-house developer for a manufacturer. Most of the things I work on aren’t public-facing, so I can’t show them off to others. None of the code I write for my job is openContinue reading “Start a Dev Blog”

The Value of Leetcode

My day-to-day work doesn’t always involve interesting programming challenges. That’s the nature of this work – sometimes you’re building something grand, sometimes you’re sweeping the floor. Things like Project Euler and Leetcode have always been in the back of my mind. This week, I became determined to begin working my way through the problems foundContinue reading “The Value of Leetcode”

Let’s Talk About Twitter

Twitter, apparently, got bought out this week by someone who had enough money laying around for that kind of weird flex. I think this was a foolish idea but from the standpoint of a developer. I’m going to come out swinging with some bold claims and, as always, I’m perfectly open to being argued outContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Twitter”

OLKB Preonic: Longish Term

Alright so this is really programming-adjacent, and not fully about programming. That’s fine, I’ll allow it. It is my blog after all. So: since January of 2021 I’ve been doing the vast majority of my writing and programming on an OLKB Preonic. Full disclosure – it originally arrived in September 2020 and I assembled it,Continue reading “OLKB Preonic: Longish Term”

You Probably Need a Project

For quite a while I didn’t have any programming-related side projects. This was a bit of a problem when I was presented with new opportunities because, invariably, I would be asked about what kind of work I could show off. This was difficult – everything I work on at my day job is proprietary andContinue reading “You Probably Need a Project”