1. The HTML abbreviation tag

    TIL there's a HTML tag for marking up abbreviations that helps readers by showing them how you have defined your abbreviations and acronyms, for example "TIL", that is natively supported by browsers.


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  2. Finding out what a python script imports

    Finding out what a Python module imports


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  3. Pylint false positives with C extensions

    Pylint can give you false positives for missing-member errors when C extensions are involved, here's why and what you can do to avoid the issue.


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  4. Have we reached peak Python?

    Has Python reached the peak of the hype cycle?


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  5. Software workloads in the COVID19 world

    I thought the coronavirus lockdown would give me substantially more time to write, I was wrong, like other high end software practitioners demand didn't drop anywhere near as much as I'd expected it to.


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  6. Stringly typed functions

    An overuse of strings when you could use better types is an antipattern I commonly see when doing code review of distressed systems. This tends to come up more often in older languages that have weaker type systems, but the issue can come up in more modern language also.


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  7. Platinum status quarantine

    Given that I'm in isolation due to the whole coronavirus thing it's somewhat ironic that I received the platinum airline status card in the mail yesterday.


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  8. LaTeX support on this blog

    I finally have support for rendering LaTeX on this blog


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  9. One percent a day

    Making a one percent gain each and every day for a year has a far higher impact than people realize. Exponential growth can be especially counter-intuitive in cases like this.


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  10. Daily writing goal

    Over the last year I've lamented that I've been too busy to write regularly. Due to the worldwide events that are going on I've decided I will aim to write something every day even if I don't publish it.


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