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For those of you interested in being able to build queries on top of your dependency management data, ie via Renovate or Dependabot then https://dmd.tanna.dev/ may be of interest - still a work in progress, but expect to see some more stuff there in the future!

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Losing Whamaggedon in February is... Interesting 😅 worse is that my brain just started playing it, I'd not even heard it anywhere

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Podcasts that don't give you a permalink to the given episode (whether to an aggregate or the podcast's official site) are so annoying ðŸ˜Đ

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Waiting 4 hours for a GitHub Actions run to finish only for it to crash almost at the end 😎

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Big day today - I'm rolling out #Renovate across the org which is my first whole-tech-org-wide impacting piece of work I'm doing ðŸĪžðŸ― also very excited to start iterating based on folks' feedback!

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Something funny I realised in the last few years is that I've internalised the way that JD from Scrubs tilts his head off to one side to daydream, but instead of daydreaming it's better process or imagine something that someone is saying 😅

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Finally got around to writing up the work that I did at Capital One on our #Chef pipelines which I was very proud of.

It's a bit of a long read, but details some pretty impactful changes made over several months of solo work - between games of Apex Legends - and hopefully is transferrable to other folks.

TL;DR is listen to what your users want, instead of telling them to use a thing they don't particularly like but have no choice in

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Wow Kaleidoscope was very good. Very much recommend a watch!

We got the order green, yellow, blue, violet, orange, red, pink, white and that was very good 👀

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2023 has started with disappointment, as Netflix has not created a Death to 2022 special, like it did in 2020 and 2021

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Once this PR is merged to Fedifinder folks should be able to discover my Fediverse address through it, which is @www.jvt.me@www.jvt.me for those who don't want to wait, if you wanna follow what used to get published to Twitter (always via my site first and foremost!)

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Been meaning to subscribe to The Changelog's subscriber programme, changelog++ for some time now, as I love the various podcasts + content they produce, and I've listened to 203(!) of their podcasts since my records began in August 2016(!).

I now am, and it feels great to support the folks who create the great content we consume ðŸ˜ŧ

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I dislike how effective taking a break (like going for a shower or a walk) from things leads to solutions in things you've been fighting for days 😅 Related

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Fun JS bug of the day introduced by a linting change, that lost me a good amount of time trying to work out what was going wrong:

-  const tokenSet = await client.oauthCallback(redirect, params, { code_verifier });
+  const tokenSet = await client.oauthCallback(redirect, params, { codeVerifier })

Silently changed the meaning of the code here, and needed to be fixed with:

-  const tokenSet = await client.oauthCallback(redirect, params, { codeVerifier }).catch((err) => {
+  const tokenSet = await client.oauthCallback(redirect, params, { code_verifier: codeVerifier }).catch((err) => {

Funnily enough, I've had this lead to dangerous logging in the past, but didn't spot this at first. That'll teach me!

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Love to be told "we tried to deliver your package but no one was in" without any of the security cameras or our very sensitive guard dog triggering, while both me and Anna Dodson are working from home 🙃

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With everyone moving towards the #Fediverse, you can still follow me at @www.jvt.me@www.jvt.me - big thanks to Ryan Barrett for https://fed.brid.gy and making it a breeze to take my existing website and federate it out. My Atom feed may not be working perfectly though, I'll look to improve it in the coming weeks if it's looking a bit janky!

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Folks who've printed stickers in the UK in the last couple of years - who'd you recommend? Happy to pay a little more for quality, but only looking at getting a small batch of stickers 👀

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Love to spend a good chunk writing a library for Go to wrap an http.Handler and make it straightforward to run in AWS Lambda, only to discover this morning that there's a library already for it - woops 😅 Saves me finishing off the README or blogging about my "novel" approach, I guess

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I was recently reminded of the importance of error handling by the memory of a time when I thought I'd hacked my school at age 12 because I found some software (CSE toolkit) that when I went in and tried to change a student's password, from my own account, it rendered it as successfully changed. The folks building it didn't even consider the fact that someone with access to the program wouldn't have Domain Administrator rights - always make sure edge cases and error handling works, folks!

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Top tip - if your dog won't stop barking, just turn your music up louder 😌

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Is there a bug on MyMcDonalds for Android where two push notifications appear - one with the actually notification, and one empty one?

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Is there a bug on Spotify for Android where they keep asking for Bluetooth access every 1-2 days?

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#ThorLoveAndThunder was pretty great! A great mix of hilarious, heartfelt, some great soundtrack and visuals, and beautifully shot. As promised, was also super gay ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ very much recommend seeing it!

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The best part about smart lights is when your hub stops working so you can't turn them on or off ðŸĪŠ

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It's payday at #Deliveroo and wow was it a fun one to wake up to ðŸĪ‘ it included my starting bonus, but it's really something to think about how my salary increases in a year have almost doubled my compensation. Money isn't everything, but given I've spent most of this month writing code and working on interesting things, it's a massive cherry on top!

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Has anyone got a good example of a CLI that allows CRUD operations across many fields, some which are optional and some which are multi-value?

I'm using glab and gh as inspiration, but wondered if there are other ones I can follow

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Very excited to be on my way to London to the annual internal #Deliveroo hackathon, #hackaroo! Looking forward to meeting some of my new colleagues and getting a chance to build some cool stuff that I probably can't tell you about unless you come join the team 👀

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Has anyone built a bot that replies to screenshots of tweets to give original source? Weirdly really grinds my gears

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The best thing about getting a puppy after redecorating the living room is their very clear respect for all the nice things ðŸŦĢ🙄

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Had a pretty great first week at Deliveroo Engineering with a lot of great onboarding sessions, a super speedy access + setup, and I even managed to make some contributions across a few codebases! 🚀 Excited to spend some "first week!" credit tonight 😋