1 October 2013
I had these thoughts brewing in my head for a few years now, but it took me writing all of the above to finally be able to put it into words: programming is really fucking terrible. I mean, programming the job, not programming the hobby. I still like programming in my spare time, but I don’t think I ever caught myself writing code for my employer and thinking “hey, I really enjoy this”.
I knew it!
21 September 2013
Dual N-Back exercise featured in Brain Workshop was the subject of an April 2008 peer-reviewed scientific study which shows that practicing the Dual N-Back task for 20 minutes 4-5 days per week will improve your working memory (short term memory) and fluid intelligence. This Wired article has a good summary of its benefits.
Seriously, it works! Try it for yourself.
It’s unlikely I’ll ever be a programmer like DHH, Pike, Stroustrup, or Resig (to name a few) but luckily my own potential for fun and happiness is just as great as theirs. Yes, you can be the best programmer in the world.
Designing websites used to be fun to me. Now it’s more like a PIA. Something need to be done here.
18 September 2013
Hilarious, but of course, it’s the truth.
13 September 2013
That’s why Gov.uk is important. It’s simpler, clearer and faster for users and has changed how government works internally. We owe the minister for Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, and Martha Lane Fox, our digital champion, who between them have created the GDS.
The most useful, functional, and informative government website ever made.
27 July 2013
With over ~1,600 commits, ~72,000 additions/deletions, and ~300 files changed, everything has changed. We’ve added features, removed features, and cleaned up a lot more. The v3 pull request on GitHub has all the details you’ll need for a complete list of changes and some helpful migration tips.
Read more on this release on Bootstrap blog.
p/s: RC means Release Candidate.
25 July 2013
Small Victories is a simple way to make a website out of the contents of a Dropbox folder.
The best CMS is no CMS, if you know what I mean.
A little over 4 months ago, I decided I was going to learn to code.
Ignoring the fact that I had no prior coding experience and had never taken any “technical” classes in school, I decided to build 180 websites in 180 days with no days off.
— Jennifer Dewalt
13 July 2013
Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s communications at any time. That is the power to change people’s fates.
Statement by Edward Snowden to human rights groups at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport.
10 July 2013
Opt out of PRISM, the NSA’s global data surveillance program. Stop the American government from spying on you by encrypting your communications and ending your reliance on proprietary services.
It is time to escape.
4 July 2013
The idea of a once-a-day summary of news has obvious appeal for people overwhelmed by streams and feeds. But you’ve also got to get that summary in front of readers.
I love this idea. In fact, I love all things that involves curation. Visit Evening Edition to see how simple yet useful news site.
2 July 2013
No that I didn’t realize these, but as a normal human being, we tend to forget all those basic and important things.
- I should enjoy more on what I’m doing right now.
- I should appreciate more on what I owned right now.
- I should create more, even if it ends as a failure.
Despite that ‘more’ above, I really don’t have to add or find new things to make my life happier.
Yes, I am truly happy right now. Alhamdulillah.
27 June 2013
It’s a feeling deep within your heart, one you try to ignore, of heaviness. Of dread and discouragement. Of sadness and guilt and collapse.
I failed most of the time. But that is not the reason why I should stop making things, right?