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Haikus about technology failing

@date=2024-01-8
@tags=programming

First snow, then silence. This thousand dollar screen dies so beautifully.

-- Simon Firth

The Web site you seek cannot be located but endless others exist

-- Joy Rothke

There is a chasm of carbon and silicon the software can't bridge

-- Rahul Sonnad

To have no errors Would be life without m...

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Perfect quote about the hard part about programming

@date=2023-12-11
@tags=programming

"This is what I constantly tell my students: The hard part about doing a tech product for the most part isn't the what beginners think makes tech hard — the hard part is wrangling systemic complexity in a good, sustainable and reliable way.

Many non-tech people e.g. look at programmers and t...

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Stackoverflow instead of beating your head against the wall

@date=2023-06-22
@tags=stackoverflow, coding, programming

Often you will get deep in some code and come up against a wall. After working through it, and reading some documentation, if you haven't figured it out, it is time to go to stackoverflow.

I have been on stackoverflow for a little over 14 years now, and while I don't answer a lot of questions (t...

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Coding productivity

@date=2020-12-04
@tags=programming

One thing that I find that helps is to open up a text file and start typing what your thoughts are and be unfiltered (I sometimes look away from my screen so I don't proofread). Try and get everything out, and let yourself brainstorm.

Keeping it all in a conversation in your head creates too man...

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An attempted simple guide for react hooks.

@date=2020-05-14
@tags=react, programming, guides
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React hooks is what got me to actually like React enough to make it my primary web development framework (at least at this date). They break away from the ugly class based heavily nested object form of React, and make it truly more functional, while giving allowances for managing state in a sta...

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WET vs DRY coding

@date=2020-04-09
@tags=programming
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This is roughly a reply to/inspired by Write everything twice, just not a third time.

This is really a heavy "it depends". The goals of making it so you have one source of things to be debugged and modified ...

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