One of my favorite things about software development is taking big problems and breaking them down into smaller ones. I've never had as fine an example of this as a project I recently finished working on, so I wrote about it: stevenhicks.me/blog/2022/11/breaking-problems-down-a-case-study/
99% sure I scheduled a tweet for this morning, and it didn't show up, so I think that's one of the robots that guy unplugged.
We must be approaching winter, cuz I wrote an article (1st one since May!): stevenhicks.me/blog/2022/11/automating-pull-requests/ TL;DR I had a bunch of repetitive PRs to open. Rather than suffer like a cave person I automated as much as I could. Along the way I learned more about sed and the GitHub CLI.
I got bored of editing and recorded my voice for a couple more minutes. @ADevExPodcast/1592554775408934914
what if the real treasure is the 1000 poorly batched RPC calls we made along the way?
Working in isolation is fun because you get to move fast But then you want to do something really dumb, and there's no one around to tell you that it's really dumb, so you end up doing it and IMMEDIATELY realizing how dumb it was.
Spirit guide: a guide that helps you spell spiret. Sperit. Aww fuuu come on guide, I need you right now. Some people wake up with solutions to problems in their head. I get this garbage 👆
I'm still not sure if I'll be abandoning this place, but I scooped up @firstname.lastname@example.org. For a bit I'll be spending a little more time there and a little less time here. Regardless, I'll keep this page updated: stevenhicks.me/where/
You would be a *teammate* of mine, if that's something that interests you. Like we could hang out and pair program and stuff. @MissAmaraKay/1588594247707475968
Luke warm take (maybe room temperature): Virtual tech conferences failed because speakers talking at audiences is an entirely bad format. In-person tech conferences succeed *despite* speakers talking at audiences, because the conversations and connection carry it.
I diiiidddd ittttt, I finally shipped it. You should listen to it! @ADevExPodcast/1584911658534723591
My keyboard was dropping keystrokes. I tried two new pair of batteries. No luck. If it's not batteries, it means something is interfering. I walked around unplugging things. It was my dehumidifier, in the "full bucket" state. I emptied the bucket. My keyboard works now.
Why did the developer spend their day learning how to run a static website (plus .htaccess) through apache via docker? BECAUSE THEIR REWRITE RULE WAS MISSING A LEADING SLASH. Not a joke, just my life. 😭😭😭😭
I just published “Chekhov’s Gun And Better Unit Tests” medium.com/p/chekhovs-gun-and-better-unit-tests-96fb439e6d0e
Devs - do you have a system for getting things done? Maybe you use no system at all and that really works for you? I'm planning to record episodes for a podcast I'm calling "How Devs Work." Reach out if you'd like to be a guest & talk about the system that works for you!
I don't know who needs to hear this, but... You have an identity that you chose for yourself years ago, and it's not serving you anymore. It's okay to let that identity go, and choose a new one. You don't have to be the stories you've been telling yourself.
I just published “10 Tips For Writing Conference Talks” medium.com/p/10-tips-for-writing-conference-talks-20d958bf3f51
I just published “5 Tips For Writing A Conference Submission” medium.com/p/5-tips-for-writing-a-conference-submission-ebd41ae9a961
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