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This weekend's so-called hobby project was updating my CV.

I know, it sounds dreadful if you think about the old-fashioned way of opening a Microsoft Word and filling tables with summer gigs. I've never been that guy, so I made a web version of my resume as a Gatsby single-page app with continuous serverless deployment (of course). The coolest feature is fetching my open-source repositories from GitHub API.

Maybe save the link for later and get in touch?

cv.nikoheikkila.fi/

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🔥Some people are often puzzled about my setup – and the font I use – or just want to hear my recommendations for a given task. Check out my personal /uses page for the tools I use.

nikoheikkila.fi/uses/

When a developers says they can "see how to build that" it really means that they can envision the happy path. They almost assuredly have not considered all the edge cases.

I blogged what I learned about developer experience after having read The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project. Read on if you're managing a development team struggling with general unhappiness in your technology organisation.

nikoheikkila.fi/blog/the-five-

The video card on my Windows PC fried. It was overclocked and thus pretty unstable, anyway. Luckily other components seem to be well so I just had to reset BIOS settings by unplugging the CMOS and plug displays to the integrated card.

In other words, what's a quality video card for lightweight gaming and watching videos in 2020?

A: dns record
AA: battery
AAA: battery
AAAA: dns record

Christmas and negativity. 

Got a report that the #Finnish translation of Mastodon had some inaccuracies (presumably machine-translated by someone), if anyone who speaks 🇫🇮 wants proofreader privileges on Crowdin, let me know

crowdin.com/project/mastodon/f

#i18n

OK #TwitterExodusScotland - waiting in #TwitterExodusCymru and/or #TwitterExodusWales ....

Please check out mastodon.scot - you can move your account there if you haven't found it already!

I suggest not watching The Rise of Skywalker unless you're a very forgiving fan. Even so, you would find yourself between being confused of the jumpy script and cringing at stupid characters (except maybe Robert E. Grant).

For once, I would have hoped JJ Abrams to go full-on fanservice mode and not trying to be original.

Since we now have completed the saga it's time for the mandatory ranking. Here's mine:

1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Return of the Jedi
3. The Last Jedi
4. A New Hope
5. The Force Awakens
6. The Rise of Skywalker
7. Revenge of the Sith
8. Attack of the Clones
9. The Phantom Menace

There should be a swagger-like standard for command-line tools... 🤔

What do I mean by that?

Wouldn't it be great if tools provided an interface to an automated documentation of their own command-line parameters and flags?

This could be used to provide interactive help while typing on the prompt, as well as accurate auto-completion in your shell.

I'm strongly disliking the fact that technical blog posts and algorithms on their respective platforms are growing to reward the pattern "X tips to boost your Y".

I've committed this crime in the past too. Lately, I've simply avoided clicking titles that begin with a number (not year).

In other news, the government in Finland kicked the bucket (again) and a right-wing party is leading the polls (again), so the decision was very thematic.

Suddenly I'm listening to country music. It really is the music of pain.

I don't know, homie. I just think it's funny how folks can suspend disbelief about dragons, extraterrestrial life, zombies, etc, but the part they can't accept is Black/Brown in space being full ass whole characters. Folks can't accept sci fi sagas being told from the perspective of a woman.

It's hilarious the most common concepts and ideas that relate to one's humanity is what bigots reject.

I can't stop laughing.

Software developers love helping people. Their instinct is to build that hotly anticipated feature as fast as possible. So how can you be pragmatic about being pragmatic?

mikeveerman.be/2019/11/29/prag

I save so much links to my backlog I need to have a sprint planning to read even a couple of them.

🔥 The blog is back with another tutorial. This time we are learning Go by building a web scraping tool for checking a web page for dead links. Code along with me or use it directly via Docker.

nikoheikkila.fi/blog/checking-

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