Posts Tagged "coding"

Down the Rabbit Hole

I had a full, open day today and I spent most of it at my computer, just… reading over options. I was working on a new project idea, and got around zero lines of code written.

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Network Effect: Your Time Here is Limited

“The videos activate our voyeurism, the sound recordings tempt us with secrets, and the data promises a kind of omniscience, but all of it is a mirage — there is no one here to watch, there is no secret to find, and the data, which seems to be so important, is actually absurd. In this sense, the project mirrors the experience of browsing the web – full of tantalizing potential, but ultimately empty of life.”

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Code Day

Sorry, this is a cheap move. But it’s been busy lately, and ended up choosing to focus on code tonight at the expense of the blog.

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Coding a Lot Lately

Lately, I’ve been spending as much free time as I can working on a side project. Which – yay! I went through a spell there of a few weeks where I didn’t have any kind of side project. Which felt… weird.

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Outdoor Coding

I’ve never really been a fan of laptops, as I’ve always loved the tactile feel of a Mac keyboard. My hands are used to the sensation, and the whole muscle memory of it all. Typing on a laptop feels weird and alien to me, and it just doesn’t feel right.

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Assignment Versus Equality

Of the many mistakes I made as an early programmer, this was a huge moment: one equal sign when I was supposed to use two (assignment versus equality). I lost a lot of time troubleshooting an issue that turned out to be something simple.

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Code Day

With my approach now, I’m taking a lot of that initial work (searching, parsing) and letting that take place on the server. Instead of bundling it with the app, I’m using a Node server on Heroku, and also storing some database content via MongoDB.

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Change and Front End Development

Even now, writing this, I struggle with defining myself as a developer. I work with code, but I still don’t feel like I’ve earned the title developer yet. I still feel far away from that designation.

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