/usr/bin/blog a blog about tech, creativity, and personal development

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Accelerating Your Potential

Great news! MassChallenge has agreed to share their thoughts on helping individuals create startups and to teach us (myself included) about startup accelerators. Thank you MassChallenge! MassChallenge is a non-profit startup accelerator that has...

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3 apps that make you more productive

We live in a pretty cool time. We’re surrounded constantly by gadgets, are in constant communication with each other and new technologies that improve life come out every day. One thing that’s worse though,...

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Lexical Scoping and Improv

Summary What is lexical scoping? What are closures? Lexical scoping is a technique used in improv Comedic callbacks and Rule of Three What is lexical scoping? Lexical scoping is a computer science concept used...

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Books I Read [September]

For this month, I wanted to branch out a bit. I generally read a lot (only?) non-fiction, so I made sure to pick up one autobiography and one historical fiction book this month. I’m...

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Surely you Jest!

Here’s a few quick tip for the users of Jest out there! Environment Variables If you’re using environment variables that need to be loaded in before your tests run, you can use the –config...

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I’ve Owned a Kindle for a Month Now

Let Me Spin Ye a Tale For Prime Day this year, I was like well, screw it, why not buy a Kindle? The PaperWhite was only $80 and I’m a sucker for deals. The...

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Blocking Websites with Python

Finding Motivation Avoiding websites like Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and Reddit can feel like a full time job. The internet is a great tool for productivity and knowledge, but all too often it’s a time...

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Minimalism in Programming

The topic of minimalism is pretty large, so this topic may span multiple posts. Recently, I’ve been really caught up in the idea of minimalism, and of simplicity in general. I’m subscribed to a...

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Arrow Functions in Javascript

Arrow functions are fun! Arrow functions were introduced in ES6, and look like this (=>). When I first saw the arrow, I was confused as to what value it provides. What was wrong with...