They gave us a universal currency; we turned it into a casino. They gave us a town square; we turned it into a fight club. They gave us a universal oracle; we turned it into a billboard.
Short and random thoughts that fit nowhere else. This collection complements my regular blog, and is where ideas for my regular blog posts usually originate from.
My definition of what makes a senior developer has changed a few times over the years
The big problem is that we focused on scale when we should have been focused on nailing down the audience.
You just need to know where to find what you don’t know.
20 years ago: Use a fat and complex persistence framework on top of the DB, because we might switch DBs in the future…
I spent quite some time last Saturday morning, moving my main Obsidian vault away from iCloud. I want to make myself use Obsidian more, but syncing via iCloud has been such a pain - regularly ended up having duplicated or even lost notes in-between syncs.
I usually avoid running direct promos on this blog, but this one involves my product Murmel, so I hope you’ll forgive me.
There is a trillion-dollar opportunity hidden in impostor syndrome. Every time you think that “everyone else but me knows how to do this,” you’re looking at a market niche waiting to be served.
First Encounter is a wallpaper I created in collaboration with Stable Diffusion’s AI model. When working with generational AI, it is hard to say who should be credited for the creation of the work. Was it me who came up with the idea and thought of an appropriate prompt, or was it the model that did all the hard computational work?
The algorithms that are currently being used by the social media platforms that dominate our attention are designed to keep us engaged with content for as long as possible. But that’s not all they can do.
Today, I’m going to cherish the time with my family and friends and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Eliud Kipchoge just ran a marathon in 2:01:09, breaking his own world record by 30 seconds. This is an incredible accomplishment, and a testament to Kipchoge’s dedication to his sport.
The problem with most marketing is that it’s based on interrupting people. We interrupt them with our ads, our emails, and our pop-ups. And we do it over and over and over again until, eventually, people tune us out.
Being an introvert isn’t about being shy, or lacking communication skills. It’s about a different way of managing your energy. Being an introvert simply means that you function better when you have time to yourself to internalize and reflect.
Moving is hard because it’s judged.