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Dealing with Burnout

This year marks 20 years since I graduated from university and entered the real world as a software developer. Throughout that time I have dealt with burnout many times and have learned a few things about working through it.

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Syndication Fetcher

In the past few days I have been working on a tool to fetch new entries from RSS and Atom feeds and send them to myself via an email. I tried a few npm packages for fetching and parsing the feeds but never came across one that worked the way I wanted it to. So, I decided to write and publish my own.

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Playing with SvelteKit and Cloudflare Pages

SvelteKit is a web framework I’ve been keeping my eye on. Sure, it builds upon Svelte, but there is a lot more to it. It uses Vite for build tooling, has a simple file-based routing system, and allows you to build “Transitional Web Apps”, as Rich Harris calls them in his Have Single-Page Apps Ruined the Web? talk from Jamstack Conf 2021. I think at first glace it looks like a great framework for building web apps.

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Daily WTF JavaScript

I have been itching to build something recently. In the not so distant past when I’ve had this desire I ended up building a project template as a way to learn some new things and create a scaffold for a project I might tackle in the future. But, this time I decided I want to build something that I could actually publish.

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I switched to an iPhone

For the past 10 years I’ve been an Android user. And, I’ve exclusively had Google phones, starting with the Nexus 5 and most recently the Pixel 3. Before that, I had an iPhone 4. But, I just switched back and now have a shiny new iPhone 13 mini.

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