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✋🏻 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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📈 Indie to Acquisition
• 3 min read • 419 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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🎙 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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🧙🏻‍♂️ 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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👨🏻‍🎨 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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🎒 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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🐄 Add Colorful Cows to Your Terminal
• 1 min read • 5 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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👨🏼‍💻 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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🌋 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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🤷🏼‍♂️ Why I Switched to Hugo
• 3 min read • 3 votes

Last weekend I converted my website (the one you're looking at) to the Hugo Static Website Engine. If you don't already know, a static website engine converts a directory structure of (usually) Markdown files to a set of HTML files that can be uploaded to a static web server like
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