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If you’ve grown up in an environment that values prestige and extrinsic accomplishments, applying to college is a major milestone. It’s the culminating event for years of effort: AP exams, extracurriculars, impressing your teachers for reference letters. All for a shot at getting that coveted acceptance letter in the mail.


In February of 2020, I set a goal of finishing 40 books for the year. Before then, reading was never a habit I fully developed — I could never find the time or interest. But a few months after finishing college and starting a full-time job, I finally found an…


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A few months ago I was helping a student with CSS animations, and we were pairing remotely on an online code editor. We set up our keyframes, defined our animation duration, created our div, hit save, and…nothing moved. We couldn’t figure out why. We tried tinkering with the CSS, changing…


What does it mean to be “technical”? I’ve grappled with this question for years, starting as early as high school. I’ve perpetually wondered about what kind of career or major is “right” for me, depending on whether I’m more of a “technical” or “non-technical” person.

Take this journal entry from…


Everyone has their own special relationship with books. Some people listen to two audiobooks in a week, and others can’t be bothered to read two books in a year. …


We all know that the software products we use are designed to maximize engagement and time spent, often to the detriment of user wellbeing. …


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One of the topics that frequently comes up in software design is the difference between composition and inheritance. At its core, it’s a question of how you organize your types/classes when you have several of them and share functionality across them.

This video about composition and inheritance by the YouTuber…


A few months ago, I signed up for Kevin Powell’s Responsive Design Bootcamp hosted on Scrimba. Scrimba is an online platform for learning software development via video lessons and live coding along with the teacher. …

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