I am now finally home after a fun week-long trip to Key West, Florida where I got burnt, laughed a lot, got out on the water, and overall had a great time. Key West is pretty off-the-grind, but it's a cool place. We would wake up there every day and say, "welp, another day in paradise!" and look out at bright sunshine on palm trees and mangroves which was pretty cool, but it was mostly just tourists and people who worked on the water. It really made me wish there was a beach town with lots of tech jobs if we ever decided to move the headquarters for Kate From HR...
The world, and even just the United States, is full of interesting and cool places to go, and the best part is that every time you go it's a new experience. It's always cool to experience some place new. I grew up by the beach so I especially like it in warm places by the water, but if you have pasty white skin like me don't forget to put on sunscreen! Also, I think for me it also just makes me appreciate home almost like it's my first time being there again. Stay with friends, pack light, and ball out within reason. yolo.
I had developed a nice front-end website in Angular 7 for Kate From HR and was so excited that it was finally deployed live! However, I was having this strange issue where the routing was not working. The base url would work, and clicking on links would load the other pages. When I entered a url directly in the address bar though it would just bring me to a 404 page! Oh dear, it was bad times indeed. However, I figured out how to fix it so it's all happy days again!
I went on an interview today for a senior dev position at a large bank by world trade center today, and it was a great experience. They had an open floor plan and everyone had a super-wide monitor which looked pretty awesome. There were stocks shows playing on tv's hanging from the ceiling and people were relatively dressed up, but the people who interviewed me seemed nice. I probably won't get an offer because the one interviewer asked me TWO relatively simple Angular questions that kind of stumped me. I don't think I would have really liked it there for long but big thanks to this person for pointing out these gaps in my knowledge.
People ask me, "Jim, if you want to do typescript and node.js they why do you waste you time learning about functional languages like Haskell and Clojure?
This is a short little post about choosing font colors when building software applications. In web development, if you don't specify a font color (ie the css property "color") then it will default to black, and black straight up #000000 black is really not a very good choice for a font color...
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