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Grant Winney
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If you're interested in learning something new, I'm writing about 15 (random) APIs in 15 (or so) days.
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Not long ago, someone asked me what it's like programming, to not have a physical product at the end of the day. It only becomes "real" for most people when there's something to show off, and even then it's not something you can hold. That's why I like pursuing other hobbies, to engage the senses.
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A lot of sites load extra content along the top and in sidebars, to keep you on the site longer. It'd be trivial for Twitter to hide trends or who to follow, but there's no incentive to do it.

I don't need more distractions though, so I wrote a Chrome extension to remove them!
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Becoming an Erlang developer has not always been easy, but over the last couple of years I've learned a few ways to tame the beast. It doesn't need to become any other language, but there's definitely room for improving the developer experience!
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The phrase "future-proofing" makes me cringe as a developer. It's natural, especially as you gain experience, to see a few steps ahead. But this can lead to a tendency to over-engineer solutions, in order to make things easier later. Avoid that tendency any earlier than necessary!
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Frequently, when I read an article from a major news outlet or watch a YouTube video, I find the comments far more upsetting than the content.

So I wrote a Chrome extension to hide them - here's what I learned!
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Technical debt is any unaddressed opportunity to improve a codebase. If a non-programmer asked though, how would you explain it?

Here's 10 ways I might try!
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Ever had a refactor bite you? I wrote 5 code snippets in 5 languages - can you figure out what each "fix" breaks?
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Quick 'n easy way to see how your Hacktoberfest progress is going.
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