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by a barely functional human

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Working remotely well

Tales from the quarantine times

Jul 28th, 2020 · 5 min read

opportunity I hadn’t signed up for this. Moving across the country to a city you’ve never visited before sure sounds romantic, but there’s always a catch. You begin to appreciate the difference between time zones when expected to continue supporting your current project during the transition to a new project. Eight o’clock staff meetings have now moved to 5:00 am. Your available 9 am time slot is their lunch break. This harsh reality of remote working didn’t quite live up to my expectations. B...

Composed coherence

Wiring widgets with wonder

Jul 22nd, 2020 · 3 min read

Notes: this builds on my previous video/article about functions. I highly recommend you understand this prior material before proceeding. Consider this a written companion to another video about functions from my barely functional dev channel. Let’s talk about how function composition is like using cable adapters. It’s important to note that there are different types of adapters you might encounter. For example, imagine a cable used for extending USB signals where we have both kind...

A Paltry paradise

Escape the entanglement

Jul 15th, 2020 · 6 min read

I’ve never had a good experience developing software on Windows. The terminal is clunky, the filesystem quirky, and that’s after fighting to setup and update your environment. You often need admin access to perform everyday dev tasks. Corporate IT frequently blocks you from doing so to protect you from the overwhelming amount of malware targeted at your machine. At least this was my experience trying to get any work done in that environment. I became so frustrated that I started looking for a...

What's your function?

The seminal seminar on simple

Jul 9th, 2020 · 5 min read

Note: This article is a written companion to the following video about functions from my brand new barely functional dev channel. My programming career has taken several turns; however, none of them have been as abrupt or consequential as my recent love affair with functional programming. I already wrote my very first post about one chapter in that journey. Before that, I was captivated by the allure of what functional programming had to offer, but I didn’t fully commit to using th...

Humble hosting

Nothing but necessities

Jul 4th, 2020 · 4 min read

creativity strikes Anyone who lived through the early days of web development can remember the feeling. Inspiration strikes with a brilliant new idea for creating a website, and you hurry over to the keyboard. Quickly you create a new HTML file, type in your markup, open the file in your browser of choice, and forget about Internet Explorer for a few precious minutes. In this long-since gone world, the learning curve was primarily understanding the nuances of different browser APIs - the tools...