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Hi, I'm Jamie Tanna (he/him/his), and I'm currently a Senior Software Engineer at Deliveroo.

I currently live in Nottingham with my partner Anna Dodson and our cat Morph and our puppy Cookie.

I use my site as a method of blogging about my learnings, as well as sharing information about projects I have previously, or are currently, working on in my spare time.

I'm a GNU/Linux user, a big advocate for the Free Software Movement, and the IndieWeb movement and I try to self host my own services where possible, instead of relying on other providers.

I have ADHD (Inattentive Type) and am learning how to make my life work better around it.

Drop me an email at hi@jamietanna.co.uk, or using any of the other social links below.

My birthday is on the .


Me too 👀 made good use of a train to London to get some abstracts together, let's see how they're received.

Whatever happens, there'll still be a blog post to TL;DW what would've been the talk

Quoted Marcus Noble (@Marcus@k8s.social)
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I've just submitted a couple talk proposals to @dddem@mastodon.me.uk 🎉 Y'all should totally submit too! It's an awesome conference run my truly wonderful humans! 💙 https://sessionize.com/ddd-east-midlands-conference-2023/


Bookmarked Continuous Productivity Is Toxic by Wouter Groeneveld 
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A few days ago, a stressed-out gamer confessed on ResetERA he was considering giving up on gaming, as he felt the time spent could be put to “better” use. The thread somehow struck a chord here, not …

Recommended read: https://brainbaking.com/post/2023/03/continuous-productivity-is-toxic/ https://brainbaking.com/post/2023/03/continuous-productivity-is-toxic/


Bookmarked Why Engineers Need To Write by Ryan Peterman 
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I hated writing in high school. It wasn’t objective like my favorite subjects, math and science. It also didn’t help that we had to write about old, hard-to-understand literature like Shakespeare. But my perspective on writing changed once I started working full-time as a software engineer.

Recommended read: https://www.developing.dev/p/why-engineers-need-to-write https://www.developing.dev/p/why-engineers-need-to-write


It's my #birthday! (visit my site for a surprise 🥳)

To practice some self indulgence, I'd love to hear some compliments and/or contributions to support my ongoing work blogging and Open Source'ing 🤓

And while I've got your attention:

  • support the people who blog and build Open Source you use, and get your company to support the projects they rely on
  • build a website
  • join a union


Listened to How to position yourself to land the job you want by Eira May 
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The home team talks with Wesley Faulkner, Senior Community Manager at AWS, about what’s going on with this cycle of tech layoffs, how to position yourself for success on the job market, and why it’s worth interviewing for jobs you might not want. Plus: The two things you should do as soon as you get an offer.


I wish more APIs had an endpoint to get a whoami style response to work out if a) the credentials work and b) who they're for.

When you find a thing and want to check it's still active it's super handy, although I do appreciate that some platforms probably don't add that so you can't check if creds are active as easily


Don't know what the cause of it is but every time I see he or she instead of they I get unnecessarily annoyed. Like, just use the third person word that's more inclusive too 😠


Listened to You’re just a devcontainer.json away with Brigit Murtaugh, PM on the Visual Studio Code team (The Changelog #529)
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This week we’re joined by Brigit Murtaugh, Product Manager on the Visual Studio Code team at Microsoft, and we’re talking about Development Containers and the Dev Container spec. Ever since we talked with Cory Wilkerson about Coding in the cloud with Codespaces we’ve wanted to get the Changelog.com codebase setup with ...