1st COVID jab: slight arm pain
2nd jab: moderate arm pain and mild fever
3rd jab: serious arm pain and full day of fever

I'll definitely continue taking these as long as needed but damn the game is getting tougher the more levels you pass.

Ted Lasso is extremely delighting series to watch today. Despite all the shit piling left and right in the world let's stay positive out there. Also, cool mustaches.

Still bangworthy. Thanks for reminding me of this classic, Cobra Kai season 4.

Hey, developer friends!

What tools do you use to lint your codebase for following?

- long method bodies
- complexity over threshold (e.g. nested if/else blocks)

In addition to UI tests, Playwright now allows you to autotest your APIs with a helpful request object. If you keep your API design simple as you should, you don't have to bother clicking in Insomnia or Postman anymore.

playwright.dev/docs/test-api-t

When you gaze long into the void, the void gazes into you.

Suddenly, a functional programmer appears behind you with unsolicited advice that void is actually a code smell.

My friends!
Has Covid-19 forced you to wear glasses and a mask at the same time?

You may be entitled to condensation.

I'm completely hooked to the Long Way Round/Down/Up series on Apple TV+.

A travel show featuring a non-toxic male friendship between Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman is fantastic!

the boys are back in town, but not only has the town been irreversibly changed, so too have the boys. the boys can never truly return to town.

I'm not quite sure why we still haven't switched to using markdown for man pages.

Insisting on GNU Troff is just messy and futile at this point. It's almost as if they don't want people to easily generate documentation for their projects 🤔

This week a colleague introduced me to edamagit, which is a VS Code extension emulating Magit from Emacs. Oh, it's beautiful. Tons more helpful than the default VCS system in VS Code.

marketplace.visualstudio.com/i

Ease-of-use is the most crucial feature of a test runner.

Look at, for example, Jest & TypeScript. It's so nightmarish to get running for a new project that most developers will abandon writing tests. You know what that does to the quality.

Are you writing a test framework? Make it accessible!

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I've been coming back to pytest as a test runner, and I have to say it's one of my favourites.

Everything falls in place with minimal setup, and the fixture system allows you to model test dependencies super-flexibly. 😍

I accidentally again brewed tea for 20 minutes. Luckily, I mostly drink Oolong tea and Mate, so minimal damage.

Behaviour-driven development feels daunting and laborious at first, but once you get in the flow, it opens way more straightforward approach to thinking your features first and code second. However, its greatest asset and aid comes in the form of shorter feedback loops.

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