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Trends of 2020

Keeping up with my trends thing from two years ago, I’m going to write about technology changes that I find interesting. This is more hindsight than prediction, but I’m finding this WFH thing interesting. I was always the person in the office every day no matter what because I simply cannot get things done at …

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Expert Beginner

I found a very interesting series of articles on the Dunning-Kruger effect acting as a barrier to advancement; An anti-pattern seen in tech companies called The Dead Sea effect; And finally why developers switch jobs frequently. That is all.

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Towards the End of Thought

Apple no longer allows RSS into their News app. The final nail in the RSS coffin was the discontinuation of Google Reader, this is basically pissing on that grave. These days, people no longer care. They think getting their news from Twitter or Facebook is the way to do it. Algorithmic curation is the fastest …

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Beware of the iCloud

I’m so paranoid about my backups, I have a multi-cloud solution in place to ensure I never lose any data, ever. After two WD Red drives fell at the same time in my X-RAID ReadyNAS, I vowed to never go physical again. But what good is a backup if it is corrupted? Everyone should occasionally …

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Shunning Frameworks

I’ve used frameworks for about every language I’ve used throughout my entire career. I’ve always picked up a language and a framework at the same time – using the framework as a guide for what is possible, what the best practices are, and how to write idiomatic code. Quality, of course, varies by framework. Acquista …

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