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A counter to my own argument to always default to writing instead of reading when you have free time.

Hello you

Hello, you. I write these words as a person, as full of contradictions and complex as you are. Generative AI will never come as close as what you and I have right now as you read these words: a connection. You and I have a deeper connection than we think. You and I can’t help ourselves but fart at…

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How to log your life's moments, observations, and thoughts like a pro

Paying for my own work tools

Your employer should pay for the tools that you need to use to get your job done, right? Right?? Well, let me ask you a different question: A car should let you cross at the zebra-crossing, since pedestrians have the right of way in those situations in all cities, right? Yes. But, do you really want…

First thoughts in Düsseldorf

We’ve arrived in Düsseldorf! Some thoughts below. Big open concept kitchen space combined with the living room… amazing. I’m excited and a little overwhelmed by the sheer possibilities. Goal: cosy, very active, full emphasis on the word living. Haven’t met neighbours yet but eager to make a good…

How to write tests during live coding interviews

This post is for anyone who is wondering what might be a good approach to writing tests during a software engineering live coding interview. Companies assess different things during the live coding stage of an interview process. Some will want you to have an efficient algorithm, others will want you…

Quicksort explained

Quicksort – stylised as a single word for some reason unknown to me – is a practical sorting algorithm that is often used in production code because it is very efficient for a sorting algorithm. To give you an idea of how complicated this is, I spent about 45 minutes reading the Quicksort chapter in…