Poly-passionate. Coder, writer, technical lead, coach. Also into mindset, fitness, productivity, finance and personal development.

That’s what my 160-character bio says. I think it’s the shortest way I’ve ever introduced myself. And as such, it falls horribly short of doing a proper job.

Not that I think I do much better, really. Or more proper. But that’s just me.

In case you’re just here for…

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GitHub gists are a super simple way to save and share code snippets. If you regularly write technical articles, GitHub gists will make your articles look much more professional.

Almost all programming-related publications, like Level Up Coding and Better Programming, require (or at least highly advice) you to use GitHub…

She’s definitely not going to wake up rested.. Photo by Sinitta Leunen on Unsplash

Intro

We all have days where we feel tired; it’s hard to get around, you cannot concentrate and your energy is basically through the floor. Most of the time, a good night’s sleep or a few rest days are enough to feel alive again.

But if a good night’s sleep is…

Colorful balloons
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It’s been three months already!? But, I’ve not had a single bonus yet, or made 10’s of k’s of money or attracted hundreds of thousands of hungry followers, salivating for more of my brilliant prose! I even had stories making *gulp* ZERO money!

Clearly, I’m not ready to share my…

four person hands wrap around shoulders while looking at sunset
One day I’ll replace this with a picture of all of us. Until then, photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

Last Friday, I was in my car on the way to an appointment, blasting my (now second) favorite playlist and unabashedly screaming (because I wouldn’t call it singing) along with the songs, when suddenly I realized something.

The songs reminded me of people. Very specific people. …

Wooden table featuring an open notebook, a mug and a bottle of milk.
A perfect writing opportunity? Photo by Thom Holmes on Unsplash

It’s Sunday morning. I dropped off the kids at my parents' on Thursday. They’ll be there until Monday afternoon, to be brought back just in time for their swimming lesson to bump my wife and I back into the realities of parenthood.

Friday was spent visiting (in order of appearance)…

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