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Turns out Macs are okay

Thumbs up for Mac

Okay, I'll admit it. I'm a Mac convert. I used to think they were terrible, but I've been using one at work for over a year now, and I've changed my mind. Here's why.

Pay attention at the back, Microsoft.

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30 day challenges: no news

A man reading a newspaper, looking confused. Source: Thomas Leuthard, https://visualhunt.com/re/8fb5ee

It's been a while since I've done a 30 day challenge and this one is probably way overdue. I'm going to give up news for a month.

Why? Well, because it's depressing, that's why. Although that's an oversimplification.

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Gaming as a parent

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I've read a few articles recently written by gamers who've become parents, recommending games that could still be enjoyed even when your time is increasingly demanded upon.

They were all very interesting, but tended to focus on providing a list of specific game recommendations. I'm going to try this from the opposite direction, by first defining what would make a game suitable for a parent, and why.

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How to work with developers

A huge wall of post-it notes, image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/quique_fs/5171770977/

Managing or working with developers if you're not one yourself can be challenging. You may not understand what they do or how they do it, or even the words they use when they try to explain it. But don't worry. Here is some advice for non-developers on how to work alongside the techies in your team.

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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.

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Windows 10 is still underwhelming

Not a very interesting picture.

I rambled a bit about my experience of using Windows 10 for the first time a little while ago. A few months have now passed, so has my experience got any better? Basically, no, not really. Read on, if you're interested.

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