3 and a half frustratingly difficult career tips

Calendar icon   2024-03-02   Scroll icon  3042
Tag icon  advice , career , opinion

People often try to make advice as actionable as possible, and for good reason. This advice is not that. This advice is frustratingly difficult and vague, but has been instrumental in shaping my career. Hopefully it can do the same for you.

A deep dive into the strange world of Python versioning

Calendar icon   2024-02-17   Scroll icon  2826
Tag icon  dev , programming , python , software , versioning

Our CI has been tesing a lot less than we thought for months, all because of a very sublte versioning bug. So after a couple fialed solutions I decided to just dive into the specification to get to the bottom of this. In the hope that you won't have to suffer this issue like I did I decided to write it down. Here's what I learned.

Performance isn't just for FORTRAN

Calendar icon   2024-02-10   Scroll icon  2796
Tag icon  dev , opinion , performance , programming

Coding is hard. Coding things to go fast is even harder. In this blog post I'll be exploring why it is hard, and why you should do it anyway.

An honest talk about evangelism

Calendar icon   2024-02-03   Scroll icon  2735
Tag icon  ai , communication , opinion , programming , rust

A blog post on why we evangalise, why we hate those that do and my own role in both of those.

Maybe you do get what it's like

Calendar icon   2024-01-27   Scroll icon  2576
Tag icon  communication , intersectionality , marginalisation , opinion , racism

'You just don't understand what it's like' is a pretty common sentiment when talking about marginalisation, but I wonder if that's really true.

Diving into something nu

Calendar icon   2023-12-10   Scroll icon  3109
Tag icon  foss , opinion , review , software

Nushell is a really exciting new shell written in Rust. I used it as a daily driver for a while and I have a lot of opinions about it.

Life skill: No False Options

Calendar icon   2023-12-03   Scroll icon  1425
Tag icon  communication , opinion , soft skills

"No False Options" is a simple principle: only offer choices that you are okay with others accepting. It is harder than you think, but very transformative, so let's talk about it!

I accidentally did NaNoWriMo

Calendar icon   2023-11-26   Scroll icon  1077
Tag icon  creative , nanowrimo , writing

NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write 50_000 in one month, and I did it. It was a really surprising expience and I think it's worth talking about that.

What women REALLY want

Calendar icon   2023-04-01   Scroll icon  10

While it's not a topic that I usually cover on this blog, I do have an insight for my cis male readers that I was really surprised to descover nobody really talks about and I'm really excited to share it with everyone.

Thoughts from a Rustacean learning React

Calendar icon   2023-01-02   Scroll icon  4319
Tag icon  front-end , javascript , opinion , react , web

I took some time recently to learn React. I found it a very interesting experience and mostly in ways I didn't expect. So let's talk about it!