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You’d think there would be a robot vacuum market for people who don’t want to discover their house’s floorplan on the internet. (

How you communicate what you’ve built is more important than how you’ve built it. (

If you’re in software development, don’t judge a potential job based on its title. Title meanings vary to a stupid degree across different companies. Have a conversation and learn what the work is. (

Life tips learned from programming: most of the advice on the internet will not be helpful to you. (

Create a Vim alias for saving when you forget to open the file with `sudo`:

`cmap w!! w !sudo tee % >/dev/null` (

The time it takes to create something doesn’t begin when you sit down to code it, write it, build it. By that point it’s been years in the making, building up inside you from everything you learn and do. (

Write what you know. Build what you use.

Know what you write. Use what you build. (

Better webcam: Plug it in Ensure software compatibility Put on makeup Fix hair Turn it on Select camera output Have video call
Potato integrated camera: Have video call (

You have “fewer” things that you can count, and “less” of things you describe with a noun.

If you write fewer functions without docstrings, you get less confusion to deal with later. (

Explain what you do without using your job title.

I help people solve puzzles made out of software, and to become more efficient and happier about doing it over and over again. (

I no longer feel comfortable recommending third-party VPNs.

Instead, here’s how you can create your own for a few bucks a month. Bonus: it’s a Pi-hole! (

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