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re: Uninstall Boi
Haha, brilliant.
re: What does it mean to "task" someone?
No, I think you're right. Tasking someone with something is...
re: How often do you clean your monitor(s)? ✨
I am not comfortable with this line of questioning.
re: Congratulations to Phil Nash for being the first winner of the Big Thread Badge
Nice one! May each thread be bigger than the last.
re: Anybody still working with jQuery?
Me! My main project is a 5ish year old Rails app and it's p...
re: What was your win this week?
I managed to drag myself out of my house to a local meetup ...
re: How Long Should Junior Developers Introduce Themselves As "Junior Developers"?
I can only answer for myself, but... Would you consider t...
re: Do You Cuss In Your Commit Messages?
I try not to. I'm usually professional, and I normally writ...
re: What are you reading right now?
"The Colour of Magic" by Terry Pratchett. I'm very nearly a...
re: What's your commute like?
For quite a while now, I've been walking 50 minutes each wa...
re: What do you wear to work?
Usually a t-shirt or button up, jeans, and trainers or boot...
re: LinkedIn is for Losers? Think Again. From πŸ’° 100k+ to 200K+ job opportunities. πŸ›  Hacks Included.
That's a really thorough response, thank you!
re: LinkedIn is for Losers? Think Again. From πŸ’° 100k+ to 200K+ job opportunities. πŸ›  Hacks Included.
How much does the endorsement count matter? Uncertain. I t...
re: Roast my site
If there are no results for a category, it'd be nice to co...
re: Please suggest, react or jquery?
If you don't know either yet, I would suggest React. React...
re: How to handle outbound links in desktop PWA?
I don't know about "correct", but as a user I would persona...
re: Is it necessary to learn touch typing?
It'd be nice, but I can rarely think faster than I can type...
re: I have written a lot about Burnout and Crunch Culture, Ask Me Anything!
In your articles, you talk about where the blame lies for t...
re: I'm joining the DEV team
That's fantastic!
re: If you enable "lazy loading" in chrome://flags, your DEV browsing experience will be moderately more efficient πŸ˜„
Awesome! Does anyone know if/when browsers other than Chrom...
re: Microsoft will be shipping a Linux kernel with Windows
I'm pretty jazzed about this. I use WSL pretty heavily for ...
re: 🚲 πŸš‚ πŸš— πŸš† How long is your commute time and how do you cope with it?
This thread is making me feel a bit better about my commute...
re: Be careful when memoizing booleans!
Very useful, thanks!
re: Best Mechanical Keyboard?
My first and only mechanical keyboard is a WASD 104 key wit...
re: What’s an unpopular software opinion you have?
πŸ”₯ Hot Take Warning πŸ”₯ Almost none of it matters. vim vs. em...
re: Lazy Loading Images For Your Digital Library
In the spirit of laziness not reinventing the wheel, I copy...
re: I'm James, and I don't want to talk about myself.
No, thank you.
re: Nevertheless, Ali Coded
Well that's put me off my tea. All of these people need to...
re: Determine the current route in Rails
This is handy, thank you!
re: Why I'm using Surge and not GitHub Pages
Great post! I've been happily using GitHub pages for so lon...
re: What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?
This is an amazing response.
re: Is programming for me?
Yes, programming is for you. It won't feel like it, someti...
re: The Sun is Setting on the British Empire
re: Atomic-powered Fibonacci indentation
delete this (Just kidding, I love it)
re: The Sun is Setting on the British Empire
re: Time to upgrade RubyGems
Uh oh! Thanks for the heads up!
re: A rap song about some issues in tech
πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯
re: did you get your .dev domain?
I considered it, but I already have jsrn.net, so I feel lik...
re: did you get your .dev domain?
I did not. Some other James got it. Gutted.
re: Let's Connect!
Always happy to make more twitter friends. I don't know sq...
re: What's Your Computing Cocktail Party Fact?
Half a byte is known as a nibble.
re: It’s Time For Link Pages
That's an interesting point. I'm no SEO wizard, but I'm vag...
re: Dark Themes are better than Light Themes in Code Editors
I use a dark theme for everything I can. I spend hours ever...
re: Let's Do Lunch (Instead of Meetups)
I love the idea of this, especially as my work hours are fl...
re: Should I switch to linux OS?
VSCode is better on Linux than on Windows? That IS surprisi...
re: Should I switch to linux OS?
There are three main reasons to switch to Linux, in my opin...
re: GitLab Corners
Very cool. I don't use GitLab, but if I did, I'd use these....
re: What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?
If I had known "actual ninja" was a choice, I wouldn't be o...
re: What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?
I always wanted to be a forest ranger when I grew up. Bit o...
re: What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?
This sounds like a whole 'nother dev.to post, but I like th...
re: What Are You Going To Do When AI Steals Your Job?
I wish I had your orchid skills. There isn't a plant on thi...
re: Non-computer based hobbies?
Learning Japanese and skateboarding when the weather is goo...
re: What's your goto motivational quote?
jenn @jennschiffer i just keep getting hotter and smart...
re: I need your advice i find it hard to code at work but comfortable coding at home?
I feel your pain. I guess I would break these distractions ...
re: I need your advice i find it hard to code at work but comfortable coding at home?
Step one is to try to figure out exactly what it is that ma...
re: Create a Facebook-like application within a week
Rails with devise for user management. SendGrid or similar...
re: Tryin' round
I don't think it's obligated to.
re: Should code be like poetry?
Yes, in that we're embarrassed by the stuff we wrote in the...
re: I just discovered Rainmeter
I used to love Rainmeter. I haven't used it in a very long ...
re: Contributing vs Dumping
I agree. I don't like to be negative about the content tha...
re: The Importance of Selective Learning
Good post, and addresses one of the most frequent complaint...
re: What is the best tool for blogging?
Jekyll is far from my favourite tool in terms of the experi...
re: What are SaaS and PaaS?
SaaS == Software As A Service. Basically cloud hosted softw...
re: I can't make up my mind about Twitter lately
I am currently going back and forth about Twitter on an alm...
re: Why would you consider Linux over Windows?
I currently use Windows, but there are two big things I pre...
re: What was your last dev related Google Search?
"on duplicate index update" This is something I learned ab...
re: If you've recently switched code editorsβ€” How's it going so far?
I swapped from RubyMine to VSCode in the last few months. I...
re: Functional or OOP what's the big difference?
Functional: World, heal this physician. OOP: Physicia...
re: Asking a Friend to Do Their Technical Test
It is difficult to say no to a friend, but helping them che...
re: Let's take a break and discuss how developers spend the vacations?
I am going to be spending a whole bunch of time with my fam...
re: #ASK
I would suggest JavaScript. It is now very popular as both ...
re: Idiomatic Ruby: writing beautiful code
Lots of hot tips in here! I like to use the rubocop gem to...
re: Deploy on Friday Festival !!! #deployFridayFest
re: Doing the wrong thing with good intentions
On the one hand, it's a breach of trust between him and the...
re: Did you earn your Hacktoberfest t-shirt?
Just about! Unfortunately only four of my PRs were to proje...
re: 😱 Spooktober : Whats your most horrifying dev-bug?
I'm not sure this quite counts, but it's too good not to sh...
re: Less awful module names
I actually like the Somethingable convention of naming modu...
re: Share Your Workplace
My neck is hurting just thinking about looking up and down ...
re: Say something nice about another DEV member
As uncomfortable as I am singling people out... I was rece...
re: What are your best tips for working from home?
I only have a few tips: 1) Get out of bed. It's easy, and ...
re: How Can We Keep On A Tech Side
Perhaps rather than blocking tags, a better solution would ...
re: How Can We Keep On A Tech Side
I think it would be a positive change for users to have a b...
re: Feeling good about your day, and motivation
That's the trick: lots of tricks. That's a really good w...
re: The 7 Most Popular DEV Posts from the Past Week
Really pleased and surprised at the positive response to my...
re: A thought on the overuse of hearts on DEV.
Yeah, that's a fair point. I suppose "encouragement" hearts...
re: An Organizer's Guide to Pronoun Buttons
A lot of great stuff here. Thank you for posting this. :)
re: A thought on the overuse of hearts on DEV.
I agree that it devalues those first few hearts in the sens...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
I think this tool is gonna start living a life of it's own...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
Good question! I think in the example you've given, it's w...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
They are coming in faster than I can merge them. This is ...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
Thanks! I merged it in. :)
re: GitHub-style contribution graph for your blog
This is so cool!
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
That's hilarious. Very chill of Jose Valim not to say "you'...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
I will probably add frameworks as I think of them, sure! In...
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
Thank you. :) small is beautiful Words to live by.
re: You want HOW MANY years experience?!
Β―\(ツ)/Β―
re: For you, what's professional happiness?
Working on a project ... with a stack I enjoy ... that has ...
re: Developer Is The Next Ideological Beggar Job
Yeah, I was being a little tongue-in-cheek with that bit. ...
re: Improving writing skills
It's tough, and I think largely the only way to improve is ...
re: Developer Is The Next Ideological Beggar Job
The list of people who work "harder" than I do is pretty lo...
re: How do you balance out several projects?
If you make yourself responsible for the ongoing maintenanc...
re: Up your git game with --patch
Nice post! I've been doing this for ages using the GitHub D...
re: Why Is That?
If I had to guess, n others isn't the number of people who ...
re: Which applications do you usually use in your phone?
I got some nice data about this from the new iOS Screen Tim...
re: Coding and What ?
Definitely music. If I'm solving a particularly tough probl...
re: How To Stay Motivated When Learning to Code?
Understand that you will probably not always feel motivated...
re: Have you got any benefits from writing tech articles or having a tech blog?
I've written a fairly small number of articles. Anything th...
re: Continued Learning For Intermediate Developers
Open source contributions are a great idea, I think. I find...
re: Continued Learning For Intermediate Developers
Thanks for sharing your thoughts! I think in a lot of caree...
re: 8 things I hate in recruitment letters [add yours, it's kind of research]
"I see you were in the same room as a Java developer, once,...
re: Can Someone Smarter Than Me Help Troubleshoot Why My Server's Emails Are Going To Spam?
I just had a look at my own SPF record, and it only referen...
re: dev.to Show us your octocat alter ego
Yeah, I didn't realise that I had to copy the uploaded imag...
re: dev.to Show us your octocat alter ego
It could be more accurate, but I like it. Sadly, I couldn't...
re: 12 Things Every Junior Developer Should Learn
I think "ask questions, especially if you think they're not...
re: The DEV badge is available on Font Awesome!
That's fantastic, @ben ! You and the rest of the team must ...
re: What's yours biggest IT (programming) fuckup?
Sounds like their screw-up to me! First day on the job and ...
re: Do you copy and paste code from Stack Overflow?
I mostly find myself checking Stack Overflow when I want th...
re: How does your workplace approach Health and Wellness?
We have a pretty good WFH/flexitime policy, but my uncomfor...
re: [Node] phpMyAdmin alternative for Node.js?
On Windows I tend to use SQLYog Community Edition which pro...
re: The New Golden Rule of Programmers
I like the idea of having firmly established and signalled ...
re: Why there is so much hype around doing things in JavaScript?
I'm not sure it's fair to say that people are "making" fron...
re: What are your personal stories/examples of "naming things"?
This doesn't really answer the question, but it relates to ...
re: How To Not Repeat Mistakes
I really enjoyed The Power of Habit. The main way it influe...
re: What was your most frustrating experience dealing with "non-technical" people?
"This should be a quick one." Just because it can be descr...
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