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    Swizec's articles in the "men" category

    I aim to write mindblowing emails with real insight into the career and skills of a modern software engineer. "Raw and honest from the heart!" as one reader described them.

    Below are 71 articles filed under men. Enjoy ❤️

    Getting off twitter, an experiment

    ole Musky bought Twitter and the tech community threw a collective shitfit. The atmosphere of ragequitting, hand wringing, and aloof defiance gave me time to reflect: Why am *I* here?
    December 3rd, 2022

    The art of the cowboy merge 🤠

    how do you catch a critical deadline that cannot be missed? We're talking external stakeholders, millions on the line, and it all hinges on *your* team getting it done on time. No overtime
    September 8th, 2022

    Reader Question: What do collaborative teams look like?

    New members on our team invariably say 2 things: 1. Wow I've never seen a team move this fast 2. This approach feels weird. I'm uncomfortable Teams like this are not common.
    August 27th, 2022

    What coding tutorials and teachers get wrong

    Chatting about teaching and learning complex technical skills with an engineer I'm mentoring. She's a former chef. We shared the same frustration with online resources.
    August 12th, 2022

    Reader question: So about that perfect burndown chart ...

    If your approach works so well, why isn't every team doing this?
    August 6th, 2022

    How we made the best burndown chart you've ever seen

    My entire career I've never seen a sprint finished on time. The new manager said "Oh I think we can fix that" ... 18 months later he proved me wrong
    April 12th, 2022

    What computer science can teach us about vaccine distribution

    How would you rollout the covid vaccine for max fairness and speed?
    January 15th, 2021

    Slack lied to me


    August 25th, 2016

    Adventures in homelessness


    September 30th, 2013

    My new favourite pomodoro app


    September 20th, 2013

    My very own daily WTF


    January 10th, 2013

    Game development in Webgl


    November 19th, 2012

    We are not generation sell


    November 15th, 2011

    A cool JavaScript property you never noticed

    A few years ago I was playing around with JavaScript trying to find the cleanest way to implement callbacks in functions. Primarily I wanted a readable way to make certain the last argument passed is a callback, withut having to rely on knowing how many arguments there are and so on. Instead I stumbled upon a pretty cool feature of how javascript handles function arguments.
    April 16th, 2011

    Clients need deadlines too


    November 10th, 2010

    Shaved! \o/


    December 1st, 2009

    Stupid users are a myth


    March 17th, 2009

    God and science are in love


    February 5th, 2009

    How to induce lucid REM


    January 14th, 2009

    Powernaps and gambling


    January 13th, 2009

    Why being creative sucks


    January 4th, 2009

    In year 2009 I will ...


    December 29th, 2008

    Obama wins


    November 4th, 2008

    Dirty hacks are everywhere


    October 29th, 2008

    What blogs are all about


    October 25th, 2008

    Drug use is not abuse


    October 13th, 2008

    Switching to feed readers


    October 8th, 2008

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