You're not a frontend developer yet

I've got a rule, which is to never write a blog post angry. It's a good rule, but it's a bit ambiguous. What, exactly, does angry mean? How long after being angry counts as not being angry anymore? What if I'm only mildly annoyed, or just a bit frustrated? What if I'm angry, but can write in a way that makes me sound not angry? These are the kind of questions I wrestle with.

Anyway. I've been reading a lot of CVs recently, from people applying for a frontend developer job. I've been building websites for twenty years, and while I won't belittle someone for having less experience than me, you need to know certain things to be a frontend developer. Here's why.

Sunday 9th of July 2017

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How Windows 10 updates work

Windows 10

[Microsoft headquarters, some time ago. A group of monkeys are sat around a conference table.]

Chief monkey:
Okay, let's decide how updates will work in Windows 10.
Monkey 1:
Let's make them automatic and compulsory! All the time!
Chief monkey:
Great idea!

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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Still game? Stunt Car Racer

Stunt Car Racer loading screen

Spurred by some recent encounters with old friends and finally finding spare time enough to install RetroPie on my Raspberry Pi, I'm having a bit of an old games nostalgia trip. That prompted a simple question: are the games I revered in my youth still worth playing? Have they stood the test of time, or should they be consigned to the archive of history?

Let's find out. To begin with, Stunt Car Racer on the C64.

Sunday 9th of April 2017

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