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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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Listened to The Unfulfilled Engineer - CoRecursive Podcast by Adam Gordon Bell 
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Nothing good comes from being insecure about your worth, especially at your job. That's what today's episode is about. That's what today's guest is here to discuss. It's a slow burn, but if you listen to the end, I think you will value yourself more professionally. My Guest is Don Mckay. Someone longtime listeners will undoubtedly know. […]

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Listened to Clipboard, unbundling tools for thought, microfeed, prepare to be productive & a look inside Matrix (Changelog News)
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Jackson Huff’s clipboard powertool for the command line, Fernando Borretti thinks tools for thought should be unbundled, Listen Notes helps you run a microfeed on Cloudflare, Martin Rue says to be productive, be prepared & Paul Sawers takes TechCrunch readers inside Matrix and features its recent adoption wins.

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Bookmarked Lies we tell ourselves to keep using Golang
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In the two years since I've posted I want off Mr Golang's Wild Ride , it's made the rounds time and time again, on Reddit, on Lobste.rs, on HackerNews, and elsewhere. And every...

Recommended read: https://fasterthanli.me/articles/lies-we-tell-ourselves-to-keep-using-golang https://fasterthanli.me/articles/lies-we-tell-ourselves-to-keep-using-golang

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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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Bookmarked Bring Back Blogging - Chris Coyier by Chris Coyier 
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Ash Huang & Ryan Putnam on a microsite: For the month of January, we’ll make a pact to blog a few times to get into the habit, and create a directory of all the creators who participate. Readers can then find new makers to follow before we all scatter to the winds. Win-win! I’m all […]

Recommended read: Bring Back Blogging - Chris Coyier https://chriscoyier.net/2022/12/26/bring-back-blogging/

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Listened to Your brain on burnout (Brain Science #33)
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We’re back! This is from our “lost episodes” — This is your brain…and this is your brain on burnout, any questions? OK, but seriously, burnout effects everyone, even if they/you don’t admit it. Burnout is a state of physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. It can affect ANYONE, but it is e...

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Listened to 🎄 Planning for failure to ship faster 🎁 with Alex Sims, Solutions Architect & Senior Software Engineer at James & James (Ship It! #83)
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Eight months ago, in 🎧 episode 49, Alex Sims (Solutions Architect & Senior Software Engineer at James & James) shared with us his ambition to help migrate a monolithic PHP app running on AWS EC2 to a more modern architecture. The idea was some serverless, some EKS, and many incremental improvements. So how did ...