reflection

Adeng Adeng, GitHub

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Why I deleted a 10 year-old GitHub account and how I expect it will improve my development workflow in the Saka New Year.

The P20 Pro blinked itself on the morning after Nyepi, alarm sounding as the Hindu island of Bali reopened at the first new moon in March. I looked over at the planning board on the wall. Unlike the day prior, it was now filled with cards ready to be transitioned to the DONE column. Leaving GH wasn’t one.

Why I Left A Six-Figure Job

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Live life on your own terms. The money simply isn't worth it.

It was last Spring. I was at my favorite watering hole the night before, after a recent break-up. I drank too much, stumbling home with disappointment realizing I wasn’t living the life I wanted. I had given up my dream of independence for money.

I awoke the next morning swimming in remorse, for that day I had to work—and I knew I wasn’t going to be productive. I wasn’t going to be the employee I was being paid to be: Smart. Thorough. Efficient.

I wasn’t going to be the employee I was being paid to be: Smart. Thorough. Efficient.

The Road Ahead

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The journey of 9756 miles starts with a new blog.

When I started this blog back in 2008 I didn’t have a clear direction for what I wanted it to be. I just knew at the time I was working on closed source software and, without it, had no other way to convey my skills to potential employers and clients.

Over time the content direction for the blog became clearer. It eventually grew to become a tech tutorials site and made open source. It serves as a journal both for the community and a place for me to scribe how to do things I knew I’d otherwise forget. It worked, and has served both purposes well.

Moved Two Sites to Octopress

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A brief reflection on moving content from WordPress and Tumblr.

A few weeks ago I was planning to undertake a survey of front-end tools but got sidetracked with an overwhelming desire to switch to a CMS-free blogging site at work and home, and so techblog.trunkclub.com and habdas.org have now been migrated to Octopress, a hackers blog, which, when custom tailored, allows for free hosting on GitHub Pages, simple online editing with Prose.io and continuous integration with Travis-CI.