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🎈 Abandoning the Static Site
• 6 min read • 1050 votes

The first version of my website, the site you're reading this on, was born seven years ago. NodeJS was just released the year prior and I was eager to give it a try. So, I built and released an open-source Node blogging engineβ€”aptly named Simple Blogβ€”which ended up serving as the first true home for my content.
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βœ‹πŸ» Stop Calling Them "Side Projects"
• 3 min read • 614 votes

I see a lot of people in the software community continually bring up the same problems and questions regarding side projects: Should I launch my side project? I never finish my side projects. Should I charge for my side project? I don't have time for side projects.
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πŸ“ˆ Indie to Acquisition
• 3 min read • 421 votes

In July of 2015 I was burnt out, tired, and in desperate need of a change. My job of three years was no longer fulfilling and I couldn't fathom continuing to give up a 40-hour work week to achieve someone else's dream.
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πŸŽ™ Entrepreneurial Coder Podcast
• 1 min read • 17 votes

Listen to episode 🎧 I recently sat down with Ryan Chenkie to chat about my journey from indie to acquisition of Insomnia. We go over a bunch of interesting topics like fear of starting, burnout, and the decision to sell the company after three long years of hard work.
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πŸ§™πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Deploy Netlify From IOS Shortcuts
• 5 min read • 3 votes

Recently, I bought an iPad Pro and have been using it for basically everything except software development, which it's not yet good at. This led to a problem, however, because I've been wanting to start blogging again but publishing posts requires many software-development-like activities which, again, the iPad is not good at.
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πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ Creative Pursuit
• 3 min read • 2 votes

Instead of making resolutions at the beginning of each year, I like to decide on a focus instead. Last year's focus was getting back on track with nutrition and exercise in order to fix my chronic back pain. This year, I've decided to focus on being more creative. But why creativity?
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πŸŽ’ Moving Into a 30-Liter Backpack
• 1 min read • 18 votes

I'm currently sitting in the Vancouver International Airport, in my sweatpants, writing this post; waiting to board a plane to London, one-way, with no plans of returning any time soon.
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πŸ„ Add Colorful Cows to Your Terminal
• 1 min read • 7 votes

Have you ever wanted to see a random, funny and colorful message every time you launch your terminal? Well I did, and and here's how you can do it too.
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πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ’» Use React Dev Tools in Electron
• 2 min read • 1 votes

I recently set up React Dev Tools inside an Electron app, so I thought I'd write a small tutorial on it. The whole process should take less than five minutes so let's get started.
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πŸŒ‹ Forging a New Path
• 1 min read • 1 votes

Just over a month ago, I left my job to pursue a career as an independent software developer. In other words, I quit my job to work on an app by myself. I am now officially "living the dream" (ugh).
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