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Garrett

Privacy Consultant | OSINT | I help you clean up your digital footprint so you can safely use the web.

Education

BAS in Digital Media, Gaming and Video Concentration

Work

Founder at Approaching Utopia, LLC

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A beginner’s journey into software development in Nigeria.

I know Hackers for Charity is trying to help but...it's defin...

How to Build Blog Using Gatsby 💻

What are your thoughts on running gatsby only on /blog/ and m...

Learning more about ethics in tech

Hey I’m working on the same, even going as far as looking int...

What is the first thing you do when setting up a new computer?

Install VPN.

What's your non-internet career alternative?

I love this answer. Thanks for sharing!

What you need is a pair of Crocs and a free workshop on static web apps

My partner won't let me wear Crocs.

What do you do within the first 30 minutes of starting your work day?

Not much, to be honest.

Set A Big Goal (And Make It Uncomfortably Big)

Hey Douglas, good points. I’m definitely going to have to mak...

Stop donating your customers' data to Google Analytics

Self hosted is the only way I would go with something like ...

Welcoming Three New Team Members 🎉

Wow ya'll are really upping the new hires :) Glad to hear o...

What's the most wasteful software?

Ads.

Trying out the Pinebook Pro - a $200 ARM Laptop

I picked up one of these and I patched the keyboard/trackpa...

What are the hardest coding terms to search for?

I've had a lot of trouble back when I first started learnin...

Am I a good developer?

You’re a good developer if you put the users first.

I'm a nobody; why would anyone want to hack me?

So true. Thank you!

Password Managers are Safer and More Convenient for You

Thanks for the feedback. Does it look better now? Any sugge...

The Magic Freelance Rate Formula

I prefer to use value based pricing

I'm Celebrating 10k Followers Here on DEV! AMA!

Have you found any benefits of having so many followers her...

Saving £1440 a year by switching from ConvertKit to Sendy 💐

I have some pretty intricate automations set up in CK. Does...

You have been accepted into the Udacity Technology Scholarship powered by Bertelsmann!🎁🎁

This is awesome. Congrats! I’m sure you’ll be busy but if y...

💪 Train your CSS skills with online games 👾

I got to meet and hang out with Dave Geddes at a conference...

I have some bad habits that date back to my days making Geocities websites before CSS was much of a thing

In Zen Buddhism we have something called “beginners mind.” ...

My home office is coming along nicely

Thanks for sharing. I love looking at other peoples' workst...

What’s the biggest, most embarrassing mistake you’ve made on the job?

Seems like something that would be common...I’m sure you’re...

What’s the biggest, most embarrassing mistake you’ve made on the job?

Oh no

What’s the biggest, most embarrassing mistake you’ve made on the job?

I have done this exact same thing! You’re not alone.

Which non-computer science degrees apply to skills needed for a career in software development?

Business and marketing will help. Even if you never have to...

A guide to basic CSS resources

Awesome definitely bookmarking this.

Hacktoberfest: Getting Over the Fear of Open Source

Alright you sold me. I’ll give it a shot.

9 Projects you can do to become a Frontend Master

I wish people would make more articles like this.

What was your win this week?

Launched my new Podcast: Your Secure Life

Recommend a science fiction

I second Neuromancer, and really the whole trilogy: Neurom...

What do you use for password management?

LastPass for less important stuff. KeePass for stuff like b...

10 Quick WordPress Security Tips

These are great tips Larson!

What do you think of minimalist UI?

I strongly prefer keeping it all as minimal as possible.

If your manager told you to spend the next two weeks working on any "fun and fulfilling" project at work, what would you do?

We use a terrible CRM but being a small non-profit I can’t ...

How do *you* pronounce sudo?

I know it's "soo-doo" but I still pronounce it "soo-dough" ...

Save the planet, clean your mailbox

There’s a psychology at play here. Once they do one small t...

How Simplecast’s Brand Caught my Eye - Customer Support Convinced me to Buy

I’ve been using Simplecast for years. They’re fantastic.

Attract new clients by ranking higher in search engines.

Thanks!

What is your approach for blogpost titles?

I really don't think making decisions for yourself based on...

What is your approach for blogpost titles?

Sure, if you take that sentence out of the context of the w...

What is your approach for blogpost titles?

Those are fantastic tools! I use them too

Learn responsive web design in 5 minutes

5 min read Title checks out.

What is your approach for blogpost titles?

Absolutely nothing you said is dangerous or implies the sil...

What is your approach for blogpost titles?

It's not as much a formula as guidelines but, Target keyw...

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Email Marketing

That’s amazing! I fully believe that putting people first l...

You Need to Start Marketing Immediately, Even if Your Product’s Not Ready

Yup you’re probably right! Sorry about that.

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Email Marketing

Create tags for each customer avatar. Use the tagging autom...

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Email Marketing

Got it. So, for the super market example, there's a few thi...

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Email Marketing

I think I could better answer your question if you explain ...

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Email Marketing

Great questions! I always find getting emails from compan...

What's your favorite security plugin for WordPress and why?

Any one that changes your login URL. It’s a simple thing to...

Roblox, good or bad for the world of game development?

Yeah I definitely think you should make it a whole individu...

Flexbox Cheat Sheets

You ladies are killing it with the useful cheat sheets!

Roblox, good or bad for the world of game development?

I don’t really know anything about it, but I keep hearing t...

You Need to Start Marketing Immediately, Even if Your Product’s Not Ready

Hey Jason, thanks for the headsup. I was unable to reproduc...

What do devs need to know about marketing?

What is the best way to drive traffic to your site? I did ...

What do devs need to know about marketing?

Thanks! I will definitely need some help.

Why I’m Switching Careers to Coding

Glad it helped!

Why I’m Switching Careers to Coding

Thanks for the suggestion! I love Python and have been digg...

CSS Cheat Sheets!

Extremely useful! Thank you

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Happy to run into you here!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Sam!!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

They just don’t make toys like they used to.

What's your non-internet career alternative?

I can’t imagine that ever going away as a career. Sounds li...

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Jewelry is always in style!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

That’s super important!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

I think you are the most prepared.

What's your non-internet career alternative?

In the ensuing chaos that would happen after the internet d...

4 Actionable Tips To Immediately Improve Your UI Shadow Design (Design File & Code Included)

This is super helpful! Thank you

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Haha that’s great

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Yikes

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Now I’m hungry...

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Plants are so great!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Yes! The environment needs the help! (Thanks to us)

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Brilliant!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Do you not have time to pursue it on the side?

What's your non-internet career alternative?

That sounds beautiful

What's your non-internet career alternative?

You're absolutely right.

What's your non-internet career alternative?

courier / personal transport If the internet goes out fo...

What's your non-internet career alternative?

I think I would become a Buddhist monk, to be honest.

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Sometimes I wonder which I understand less. Great idea!

What's your non-internet career alternative?

I've been very close to saying f-it and just becoming a he...

What's your non-internet career alternative?

They just put a Blast Pizza in across from my neighborhood....

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Ah yes fantastic! I always think of my music needing the in...

What's your non-internet career alternative?

Great answer! I read recently that solar panel installation...

What's your non-internet career alternative?

This is a fantastic answer!

What Is The One Website / App You Would Build If You Had All The Necessary Skills to Do It Yourself?

Brilliant!!

What Is The One Website / App You Would Build If You Had All The Necessary Skills to Do It Yourself?

Desi thank you! That's super cool. It's interesting and pro...

How to make responsiveness super simple with CSS Variables

This is exactly the post I needed today. Thank you!

iOS Dev Newbie Consideration 🤔🖐🏾

This is a super helpful video and I love how quickly you ge...

What Is The One Website / App You Would Build If You Had All The Necessary Skills to Do It Yourself?

That's a great idea. Would be cool to have a way to track h...

What Is The One Website / App You Would Build If You Had All The Necessary Skills to Do It Yourself?

Don't be sorry; this is great! You've got some fantastic id...

Ways to make money as a developer

1) I just started with open source. I mostly report bugs and...

What Is The One Website / App You Would Build If You Had All The Necessary Skills to Do It Yourself?

Exactly! I offer this as a service and although I do charge...

What Is The One Website / App You Would Build If You Had All The Necessary Skills to Do It Yourself?

An easy and automated way for people to erase their digital...

What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed?

The entire company used the same password for everything. T...

Forget What You've Heard, Now Is the Best Time to Become a Coder

This is good to hear and very encouraging. I’m currently wo...

Did you transition to tech from another career?

I’m currently working on making the switch right now

What are you doing while twitter is down?

Talking to my friends on Mastodon

Want to be a better developer? Take care of your sleep!

I definitely sleep more than I should, but I think some of ...

What's one thing you wish you knew before you started programming?

How hard it was going to be.

Apps and global warming ?

I’m really interested in this but so far have not figured o...

Sharpen Your Axe: Tools to Find Knowledge

Fantastic resource. I will definitely need to read this mor...

Hand and wrist pain?

I have similar issues. I switched to a vertical mouse and t...

What jobs did you hold before you got into software?

Coincidentally I wrote a post related to this today. I’ll l...

Today I learned: how to generate music with Sonic Pi!

This is awesome! The track reminds me a lot of the song tha...

Give your desk some cool style while hiding it's guts!

This site does audio and usb cables at what I believe to be...

Give your desk some cool style while hiding it's guts!

I was thinking more like the hacker chicks bunker from the ...

Give your desk some cool style while hiding it's guts!

Not only that but I’ve found websites where you can buy cus...

GitHub README templates & tips on writing high-quality documentation

Extremely useful; thank you!

My Journey Into Software Engineering

Thanks for sharing your story. I’m always inspired after re...

What do devs need to know about marketing?

The short answer to both your questions is that everything ...

What do devs need to know about marketing?

Each one of your questions is big enough to deserve their o...

25 years of coding, and I'm just beginning

One of them is a beginners group, to allow me to get back ...

Give your desk some cool style while hiding it's guts!

I firmly believe that cable management is not cyberpunk, so...

How to Learn Penetration Testing: A Beginners Tutorial

I have found my SEO experience has made me particularly goo...

How to Learn Penetration Testing: A Beginners Tutorial

I just turned 31 and have been doing internet marketing (mo...

Daily Challenge #2 - String Diamond

The shortest one by far

Seo is my worst skill, what’s yours?

SEO is tough but if you want I can help you out. I posted...

When do you crosspost for visibility and SEO?

Anywhere that you can set your rel=canonical, you can cross...

A better way to sell your skills as a developer than just "hire me!" or mass applying

This is fantastic. I’d like to add that for elevator pitche...

What habit do many senior engineers have that juniors should try to avoid adopting?

This, and your examples, were very helpful. Thank you!

What are you surprisingly terrible at, despite being otherwise competent?

Career wise, I’m fantastic at SEO and copywriting but I’m t...

A Primer on SEO

I’m an SEO professional working on transitioning to develop...

How I configure VSCode for Everything

I did not know about this. Thank you!

What is your job title?

Communications Director. My job is basically PR and Marketi...

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