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🔥 Two Git commands that have made me a better developer:

– `git commit` without the `-m` option
– `git add -p`

The former forces me to write a good multi-line commit message, and the latter allows to stage changes partially in an interactive mode.

If eSports and CS: GO is your thing, my employer is orchestrating a tournament with Tampere University this weekend. The channel goes live tonight at 6:00 PM (EET).

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Working remotely is cool.
Working remotely from home is ok.
Working remotely from home with kids is meh.
Working remotely from home with kids during a pandemic is hard.
Working remotely from home with kids during a pandemic and in the middle of the BayBlades mania is FUCKING HELL.

Had to squint and read the title a couple of times. Definitely not groundbreaking revelation to myself, but it's still a fact. Play is good for us.

oii.ox.ac.uk/news/releases/gro

The scheduled duration of a 'quick' meeting with 4 attendees: 30 minutes

Actual duration cost of the meeting: 2 x duration x the number of participants = 4 hours.

Make a note of this when you have to book a meeting next time.

Congratulations to Kamala Harris, the first woman to be elected Vice President!

Necessary disclaimer: I respect the hard work done by CD Projekt and anyone aspiring to work in the games business.

Just a casual reminder, you don't have to tolerate this in your life.

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Some years ago, I studied game design and development and thought of becoming a game developer. Spending time in gaming communities and the whole mess of GamerGate led me to abandon that path completely. Not interested in catering to these cunts.

As a software developer there is no such thing as being done with learning, ever.

80% of the tools and technologies I work with today didn't exist 10 years ago, and 80% of the tools and technologies you will be working with 10 years from now are just being invented right now.

My notebook (reMarkable) just rebooted and installed a software update while I was writing notes. This is exactly the behaviour I need from my analogue-to-digital tools in 2020.

My hot picks to Futurice developer newsletter are out! The theme is always topical: information security with a beginner-friendly perspective.

Read it, and subscribe to get more treats into your inbox.

hello.futurice.com/dev-breakfa

One of my old favourites is getting a re-recording. Mr Bungle's Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny that is. Should activate and listen to more Mike Patton again.

🎧 open.spotify.com/album/2rsAtbb

This fall, I've been involved in discussions about what motivates me as a software engineer. Explaining it briefly is challenging, so I wrote a post about it.

nikoheikkila.fi/blog/the-unsur

An oddly soothing watch about a depressed man befriending an octopus in a sea forest. One of the finest nature documentaries this year.

m.imdb.com/title/tt12888462/

It took me a couple of years to master, but now I can work with Macbook Pro with only one cord attached. Too bad USB-C charging from external display doesn't pack enough juice for heavier tasks, but I can live with it.

After about six months of waiting, my reMarkable 2 paper tablet is on its way. Should get it next week.

Expect a review blog post if I don't throw it out of the window (not likely).

With Emacs, I feel like I’m in a long-term, intimate relationship with my editor. A toxic, unproductive, emotionally taxing relationship.

A free font, HyperLegible from the Braille institue. brailleinstitute.org/freefont for those with poor vision and to be unambiguous

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