This article is meant to bring light to the most annoying practices most developers observe while doing their thing — take it lightheartedly and use it to improve yourself, or at least have a quick laugh in the process.

If you’re a developer — even in the most remote sense, chances are that you’ve seen some not-so-great habits while working on personal projects, hackathons, or any other sort of coding. …


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Getting really good at remote work is a serious challenge.

Everything that most of us have learned or seen regarding work-life has probably been with regard to going to the office. From stories we’ve read, to shows we’ve watched, to people we know: how often have we pictured major corporations and immediately thought of men and women working six feet away from their beds on computers?

When I started remote work in early 2020 I was super excited by the prospect of being able to work without having to endure a long commute.

For me and others, the commute to…


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Disclaimer: Given the nature of this article being Covid-related, albeit my personal experience — I have to do the right thing and preface my writing by informing the reader that I am not a medical expert, nor a politician, or expert in any particular field related to the topics discussed below. I am simply a student, sharing my personal experience as an individual; nothing I write below should be considered advice regarding Covid-19. Consult your respective professional organization for the appropriate Covid-related guidance.

With that disclaimer out of the way:

Covid-19 has ravaged the world the past year or so…


Covid-19 has without a doubt put the entire world’s economy to the test through the adoption of remote work. While some industries naturally flowed into the changes of remote work — such as the tech sectors or customer support industry, other areas of the workplace had to adapt or otherwise suffer, so to speak, by taking on remote work as their last available option to continue to function in a pandemic-exposed world.

I believe that once this pandemic settles down, there will likely be some sort of return to work as we experienced circa-2019. However, I am also certain that…


Today’s world is more diversified than ever. Anyone that is connected in even the most remote form to social media has instant access to the world’s news, politics, drama, and events. That’s actually a good thing — because it levels the playing field on access to information, to help ensure that those with a will can rise to achieve their goals — including you.

On the flip side, with so much noise going on around us in society, people have become incredibly desensitized to displays of authentic care. With so much to compare to, to rethink, to reflect on internally…


Being consistent is arguably one of the most important things that you can do for yourself in life. It makes things simpler, builds good character, and as a package allows you to live your best life even more wholesomely.

But being consistent shouldn’t mean that you need to sacrifice personal happiness, serendipity, and passion too.

The trick is to find a balance where you are able to engage with your goals in a consistent manner but be flexible to move around as you see fit when opportunities arise.

Let me be the first to say that being consistent in your…


It’s no secret that cryptocurrencies have caught the attention of billions of people around the world by storm. From the ridiculously low prices of Bitcoin in the early 2010s, to the meteoric rise in interest of crypto overall through 2017, the crash that followed, and to today — in what seems to be a more widespread and accepted adoption of the overall technology.

Before I get into this article, I want to make it abundantly clear: this writing is not about investing in cryptocurrency, nor is it meant to be. Do not make your decision to invest or not based…


Do you like to call-out your mistakes? Your under-achievements?

Probably not.

So if most people generally don’t like having their mistakes sharply pointed out (as opposed to constructive criticism, which is good), how can we effectively make use of identifying our mistakes to make us better overall?

I’ve made lots of mistakes in my life so far — and I know I will continue to make mistakes as I continue to grow. …


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When spare moments hit — they’re often unexpected.

You had a meeting that got pushed by 30 minutes, unexpected periods of nothingness during the day, stuck in traffic during your commute.

If we added up all the spare time we have in a week, I’d like to think it sums up to a meaningful amount of time. That is time that I use to recollect, rebalance, and repurpose my day to make the most out of it.

The next time you have a random moment of spare time in your day, consider doing one of the 20 things I do:

Evaluate My Goals for the Day


Art by Engin Akyurt

Tough days are inevitable. When was the last time you had a really tough day — in your personal life, career, or both?

Everyone goes through tough days, but not everyone has the diligence and experience to power-through the toughest of days and come out a winner.

In fact, what does it even mean to come out as a winner of a tough day? In my mind, coming out a winner of a tough day means you got through it with a conscientious mindset that sought to identify where you can improve upon your skills and talents — while also…

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