Time to make an #introduction!
My name is Noel and I am a developer with a mission to create work that makes the world a better place.
You can find more about me on my website & blog: https://noeldemartin.com
Looking for a new position that fits my values is tough. I've been thinking about it and I decided to write it down, check it out. Also, let me know if you are aware of an opportunity where I can fit! Mostly looking for a remote fullstack/frontend/backend developer position.
Today I completed lesson 10 of Seth Godin's The Bootstrapper's Workshop. It's been great and I've learned a lot. If you are interested to see my progress read it here: https://noeldemartin.com/tasks/taking-seth-godins-bootstrappers-workshop
I have been trying to improve my writing, and one of the things I noticed is that I write "I think..." a lot. Most of the time it's not necessary to say it, and the message stays the same.
This is one of the funniest christmas traditions in Catalonia: Els Caganers! It's Christmas time and you start seeing figurines of anyone you can imagine taking a dump :D
I didn't think I'd ever do this, but this month I started living with a cat at home and I talk to her while no one's around! Never say never 😹
Damn I forgot that Firebug existed and what coding on the web was like those days. Looking back, the web ecosystem has improved a lot (albeit maybe adding more complexity than I'd like). Except CSS, it still sucks.
Seems like #solid server implementations don't support SPARQL yet, keep that in mind when working with applications storing a lot of data. The current recommendation is to use Globbing instead.
Gamifying Wikipedia for new editors
Since I started looking into #solid, I realized it's built on top of many existing technologies I didn't know much about. Check out some basic concepts I'd recommend getting familiar with before learning it: https://noeldemartin.com/tasks/implementing-a-task-manager-using-solid#comment-2
I enjoyed this talk by Rizqi Djamaluddin, where he goes into why data privacy is important and how we should be handling it: "Fundamentally Flawed: Privacy, People and the Age of Data" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ucz0UFaYuvs
Interesting, an open letter from DHH (Basecamp CTO) to Jeff Bezos (he was an early imvestor) https://m.signalvnoise.com/dear-jeff-a6319829f92a
#TIL you can use `array_filter` in PHP without providing the filter callback, and it will get rid of all the falsy values. Sweet! I've written logic for this myself many times, so I'll definitely start using this instead.
I guess if I want to charge it as fast as possible, I can always apply the ultimate "battery saving mode": turning it off.
I wonder why my phone doesn't allow activating "battery saving mode" when charging. Wouldn't it charge faster?
Mastodon is awesome, I just favorited a bot's toot, I'm not sure I have ever done that in the birdsite.
In case you're wondering, it was @alt_text
I just found out the app I use to listen podcasts has a "hidden" stats page. And I've realized how much time I spend listening to them. I enjoy them, but I consume them mostly when I cannot do anything else like reading or programming (basically exercise/commuting). Bittersweet.
I'm sure if I eliminated my commute there are some I would still keep listening thou :D.
There are two kinds of developers: the ones who rely on logging output and the ones who use a debugger.
I fall on the first category, but today I had to use a debugger (I needed to find a memory leak).
It was a good experience, so be sure to combine both to get the best of both worlds!