Home ¦ Archives ¦ Tags ¦ Contact ¦ Resume

A retrospective on creating an impractical little tool just for fun

Estimated read time: 11 minutes

Sometimes, spending hundreds of hours on something that could easily have been achieved in a fraction of the time makes for a rewarding journey! While it’s important to be selective about where our attention goes in the first place, it matters equally to realize when the end of the rope is in sight so we can jump off the boat with good enough timing…

What it took to propel a career in tech in five years

Estimated read time: 5 minutes

Learning is an eternal path. I have been sharing my own adventure primarily for the following practical reasons: to help me remember what I have been working on technology-wise and to help me practice a technique known as spaced repetition. This has been a summary to motivate myself to keep on track, to practice consistent self-reflection and to be reminded as often as possible to stay a bit more humble. In the process, I hope you may found some inspiration too.

Git the gist of it: common commands for a working workflow

Estimated read time: 30 minutes

Git is such a fascinating piece of software. It is not the only distributed version control system out there, but it is certainly ubiquitous in that category and has become a tool that must be mastered by any software developer in the modern era.

Using Google Sheets as a database to extract data converted to Markdown

Estimated read time: 6 minutes

Using Google Sheets API, this little tool reads a spreadsheet, extract relevant data and converts it into Markdown so it can be repurposed, in the example given in this article to generate an HTML output for this website with Pelican, a powerful static site generator.

Book summary: Letters to a New Developer

Estimated read time: 26 minutes

If you are still early in your career as a software developer (or not so much!), I think you might enjoy reading Letters to a New Developer: What I Wish I Had Known When Starting My Development Career written by Dan Moore, who also features a very insightful blog.

© Sébastien Lavoie. Built with Python using Pelican v4.8.0. Theme adapted from Giulio Fidente on GitHub. RSS feed.