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John Colagioia

My website (with further links and a blog) is at https://john.colagioia.net/; feel free to stop by!

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Software Engineer

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Have you built any projects with Electron?

Yes. It has fallen horribly out of date and always had a pac...

Git commit message πŸ’¬

With a few exceptions, I'm another one conditioned that the f...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Coding

Sorry about the confusion, there. I brought up affirmative a...

Is Stack Overflow profile relevant in resume?

Think of it like education: It's important if it's one of th...

What CSS font-size units do you prefer to use?

I generally put everything (font and not) in ems. The unit h...

How do you keep development projects on your PC organized?

I have two pieces. The obvious part is that I just have a co...

Accessibility beyond 'alt' tag, 'color contrast', and semantic tags

I'd like to add that, when you don't understand things like t...

What do you use shell scripts for?

I do a fair amount of quasi-prototyping using shells, since i...

Blog Posting Platform

I tried Hugo out and...I forget the details, but I suspect (b...

What's the best or worst recruitment line you have heard?

I've been annoyed enough to hang up on two recruiters. One a...

How To Find a Mentor Using Twitter

This is definitely a good start. To expand on this with my o...

Have you ever struggled with imposter syndrome? πŸ‘½

I recently posted on this, my theory being that anybody who h...

How do you deal with imposter syndrome?

Over twenty-five years in the field, I'll try to say somethin...

I've Been Teaching Myself How to Code Full-Time for 2 Months... Now What?

Nice! As much as we all say "anybody can do it, if they're w...

How to become a good writer?

I don't know if I qualify as a "good writer," but something t...

Is "C Programming language" Still Worth Learning in 2021?

In my defense, you'll notice that I never referred to things ...

Is "C Programming language" Still Worth Learning in 2021?

It's like anything in programming, or engineering, or probabl...

Changing the default branch name on GitHub

Very nice! I've been going through my repositories updating ...

Open Source Sustainability

The big problem I see in the (important, no matter how pessim...

Do you recommend quitting a 9-5 to learn web development full time?

Unless you're very young, and you're sufficiently well-connec...

The Unbearable Whiteness of Coding

I'm reminded of JFK's "affirmative action" Executive Order, w...

DevDiscuss Episode 4: Should Ruby Still be a Thing in 2020?

It's definitely worth a look. Around the new year, I was abl...

For standing desk owners, how do you manage your sit/stand schedule?

I tend to find it more comfortable to just stand, strange as ...

What are options for Multi-platform desktop app builder?

I've been using Proton Native, recently. It's not ready for ...

Tired of Jira? Here's a pure POSIX to-do environment (versioned and awesome) or: A case for SCCS.

SCCS was my introduction to version control, in 1997 at my se...

What was your win this week?

I just--as in about an hour ago--published what's basically...

Do you still have Windows in your Machine?

As I look for a remote job and realizing that most of my wo...

What’s your opinion on the Ruby programming language?

I like and use it, but wish its initial burst of broad popu...

What I wish, as a woman in tech, I knew early on?

In case it helps someone else, a shortcut I've found to get...

What are the small things you've automated?

Oh, it's always going to be a tiny bit at a time. I'm pret...

What are the small things you've automated?

I've grouped most of my automation into an end-of-day and s...

Finally updated my personal site

Ha! Very true. It was over the summer, so I forget what I...

Finally updated my personal site

Very nice! I tried to get Gatsby to work twice and always ...

Nevertheless, she questioned

This story may or may not be helpful, but... When I was in...

What was your win this week?

After a few months of complaining that my note-taking appli...

Board Game Library Options?

Boardgame.io looks like it might work. Now I just need to ...

Confession: I'm a Vim user

The key thing I learned when I was starting out was that, i...

Can anyone become a developer?

I've come to look at this from two perspectives. First, al...

Welcome Thread - v63

You didn't ask for advice, but it's worth keeping in mind t...

Welcome Thread - v63

I'm John, have been working in software for...well, long en...

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