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Strong opinions, ramblings about code and other codswallop. Go away if you're easily offended :)

Obnoxiously Vague Error Messages - A Fine Way To Piss Off a Person

22 May 2022

Recently I had the displeasure of dealing with a badly designed banking app error. I nearly tossed my phone out of the window.

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No, I will not do your code test

15 March 2022

Code tests are a popular interviewing tool for software engineering jobs, but I don't like them. Here's why.

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DevRant: Messy Servers, Zero Documentation

14 June 2021

Sometimes you find yourself in a position where you don't know what is going on and nobody seems to understand your problem. This is a rant, I am not sorry.

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About email etiquette

02 September 2020

Our inboxes are flooded with emails on a daily basis and it contributes to cognitive overload, so what can be done about this?

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Working with C-strings in C++ - Part 2

23 August 2020

I made a lot of mistakes working with C-strings and today I reflect on some pitfalls and other interesting observations

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About respect

10 August 2020

You've probably been told that you need to earn someone's respect. Frankly, I think this is a bullshit view to have. Read on to find out why I think this way.

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An INTJ on user interface design

23 July 2020

An efficient and effective user interface relieves cognitive strain. Recently I've come across a few that do the opposite and tickle my annoyance so badly, I want to smash my computer screen.

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WTF is the difference between a front end and a back end web developer?

16 July 2020

Sometimes the lines are blurred between the two, especially if you're not working in the field. Even I was clueless at some point. In this post I explore the key differences between the two and the fact that you can be both.

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Working with C-strings in C++ - Part 1

14 April 2020

Recently I had to do an assignment that required working with strings and character arrays. I wanted to do a particular thing with a character array and treat it as a string, but wasn't so far into my textbook, so I took to Stack Overflow and didn't learn anything of value.

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Programming is a humbling experience

04 April 2020

I am a relatively new self-taught programmer and suck at mathematics and I am finding it challenging, yet immensely stimulating and invigorating to be taking this journey. I discuss my struggles, my mistakes and how I overcome obstacles while working towards a BSc Computing degree and working as a web developer. Fun times!

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It's about time

28 March 2020

I've put off building my own personal website for so long. It's been years since I bought my domain name, signed up for hosting and I kept telling myself to get this thing online for even longer.

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