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Happy new year everyone! Hope 2020, and the new decade, is kinder to you than this one 🙌🏼

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I haven't yet gotten around to writing my 2019 In Review post (and may not until the weekend) but I don't think it's going to be as long as 2017's. I quite like Max's format to keep it short https://mxb.dev/blog/year-in-review-2019/

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An interesting way to manage it - I quite like the approach.

I'm a fan of how I do my own, and will write about it at some point - https://gitlab.com/jamietanna/jvt.me/issues/847

Recommended read: Managing my dotfiles as a git repository https://drewdevault.com/2019/12/30/dotfiles.html

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Real shame to see that @Meetup are further restricting their platform by locking down API access - maybe document this better before going through the process to register?

Thank you for submitting an application to access Meetup’s API and authenticate with OAuth2. This process provides a better and more secure experience for all Meetup members. Your request for API Access through OAuth has been denied. In order to be eligible for API access through OAuth you need to have a Meetup Pro Account.

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My site is now running Hugo v0.62! Not too painful an upgrade from 0.58.3, given changes in the Markdown parser - https://gitlab.com/jamietanna/jvt.me/merge_requests/637 - largely Table of Contents related, and one place where I'd not got enough spacing in around fenced codeblocks

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I've managed to reduce my site's build/test/deploy pipeline to a total of ~4 minutes (a couple of minutes further than https://www.jvt.me/mf2/2019/12/isqba/ ) but still isn't as fast as I'd like, albeit much better!

May have to see if it's possible to speed up with my own GitLab runner.

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Those of us in the EU are pretty worried about it, so I can imagine it's not going to be fun for folks whose countries haven't even had a say in it!

Recommended read: Dear Americans: Be Very, Very Afraid Of The EU's New Copyright Rules https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20191220/16454343611/dear-americans-be-very-very-afraid-eus-new-copyright-rules.shtml

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An interesting look at why you'd want to work for a startup, not a tech giant - although not everyone will have the same experience.

Recommended read: Working for Microsoft cost me $200 million https://blog.garrytan.com/working-for-microsoft-cost-me-200-dollars-million

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Very interesting to see that there's even more to the command than expected - and some great new features coming soon.

Recommended read: What You Probably Didn’t Know About Sudo https://aster.cloud/2019/12/17/what-you-probably-didnt-know-about-sudo/

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Some interesting points in here that reinforce my thoughts about the difficulties of knowing what the right version number should be - although I hugely push for and use SemVer.

Recommended read: SemVer is an intent - not a promise https://damieng.com/blog/2019/12/19/semver-is-an-intent-not-a-promise

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Arthur Christmas is such a great Christmas movie - we discovered it maybe four years ago, but it's part of our yearly routine now!