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Explaining Cryptocurrencies with a Treasure Map Analogy

Explaining Cryptocurrencies with a Treasure Map Analogy

Cryptocurrencies have been the latest craze for some time. Bitcoin and many other blockchain currencies have exploded in growth over the past few years. They are here to stay long term.

But what is a cryptocurrency and how does it work?

Any complex subject can always be broken down to an analogy. In this case, I will be using treasure maps. Like the ones in Pirates of the Carribean. read more

Went to my local developer meetups. Here’s my thoughts on it

Went to my local developer meetups. Here’s my thoughts on it

This past month I decided to go to my local developer meetups in Orlando.  I’m starting to stagnate in terms of learning. So I thought this would be a great time to meet more experienced developers who I could learn from. It has been something I wanted to do for some time. But never did because I didn’t feel comfortable with how competent I was as a developer. read more

Dedicated Desktop Icon Shortcut Keys

Dedicated Desktop Icon Shortcut Keys

One of my biggest producitity drains is seamlessly switching to different applications. Windows doesn’t have good native ways to do this. Especially when I have 10 or 20 different things open. A picture is worth 1000 words, so take a look at my work environment:

You might be wandering why I have so many icons on my taskbar. I generally dedicate different icons for different sets of tasks. Then I group those set of icons together, seperated by blank spaces. read more

14 Useful Phrase Express Macros For Developers

14 Useful Phrase Express Macros For Developers

Are you juggling between dozens of apps on limited screen space? Or find yourself typing the same thing over? Looking for the same code/text/unicode/emoji to copy+paste? Find yourself writing typos in your emails, data entry, or programming? Or doing the same repetitive tasks all the time?

Then you need a macro program.

My review on Watch And Code

My review on Watch And Code

One of my goals this year in 2018 is to apply clean code practices with a deep foundational javascript background. I scoured the internet for some good courses. Reddit and hackernews eventually led me to the watchandcode.com course by Gordon Zhu, a former google engineer.

This is my review on it broken down into 2 parts, read more

My Sloppy Excel VBA Code

My Sloppy Excel VBA Code

Whenever I program,I try and write that code as clean as possible. I try to enforce practices such as stylized guides and enforce good github project guidelines as well. And program daily to practice these standards

However, this is not always the case. Sometimes I’ll program in a way that reflects that language or framework, (e.g. writing python in a pythonistic way). Occasionally I’ll have to touch a tool that I’d rather not use (e.g. Autohotkey) that has sloppy and inconsistent syntax. But there’s no other good alternatives for adding complex windows shortcut hotkeys read more