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Notes on the Basecs Podcast Episode 2: What is Encoding?

The basecs podcast is about computer science basics and based on Vaidehi Joshi's base.cs blog series. I wrote up some notes on what I learned in episode 2 season 1. What is Encoding? In the first episode, Saron and Vaidehi go over binary. In this one, they go into what encoding is. One of the ways…

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If You Need More Time, Schedule Time To Be Distracted

Does this sound like you? Last year, I would use my time like this: If I had an hour between work and dinner, I'd read some good blog posts. If I had twenty minutes before a meeting, I'd check Facebook, Instagram, and so on.It seems harmless, but at the end of each week I had spent a total of 18-2…

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Staying In Spain in March

I'm in Tenerife, Spain with the entire Conversio team. Obligatory working from a hammock photo above.:) The whole team works remotely and is spread out from California to the UK to South Africa, but every six months, we all go to a new location and spend some time in person. For March we went to…

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Notes on a React Tutorial by Kent C. Dodds

Kent C. Dodds has a React beginners tutorial that starts with the absolute basics of React, and it's fantastic. It is a free course, so I can put all my notes out here on my blog (his advanced course is a paid course, and it looks excellent although I haven't done it yet.) My notes from the start…

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Domains, DNS And DDoS Attacks

One of the first times I started feeling interested in understanding the internet was when I heard it was 'broken'.This has happened various times, but once such time was when a DDos attack happened and everyone was talking about how the internet broke. But how? How could in the internet break? To…

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Modules in Node

What are modules when it comes to Node and why do we use them? In node in your module system, each file is a separate module. Why? It's an easy way to keep track of things. Our brains can conceptualize modules pretty well. Think of a module called 'redbutton' that could have your red button inside…

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Why is teaching yourself how to code so hard? Here is the uncomfortable truth

It has little to do with coding itself. It’s hard to teach yourself how to code because you’ve been told your whole life that you are incapable of teaching yourself anything. Since you were a kid, you were told that you can’t effectively learn on your own. You were told that you can only learn if…

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