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Ognjen Regoje

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October 21, 2023

The boy who cried risk

Accurately gauging and mitigating risk is tough work. (620)

October 16, 2023

What do they see in returning to the office?

So many CEOs are pushing for a return to the office. What do they see in it? (182)

October 15, 2023

Not wanting to work remotely is now a competitive advantage

As much as working remotely is a competitive hiring advantage again, not wanting to work remotely is now an advantage for getting hired.A lot of companies are mandating returns ... (76)

September 02, 2023

BSL is not good, it's great

Not only is BSL a reasonable business model, but it also makes open source a viable career path. (210)

September 01, 2023

Don't write

Content farms and AI are doing a great job at producing content that is good enough for most people. We don't need more good quality, niche, carefully crafted content. So, don't write. Well, unless... (362)

August 27, 2023

Lie still in bed

One of the most impactful pieces of advice I ever got was just to lie still in bed. (682)

August 27, 2023

ChatGPT == Google News?

Just like Google News consumes others' content and profits off of it, so does ChatGPT, only worse. (58)

August 13, 2023

Situations in which TDD is the way to go

While I'm not a fan of using TDD all the time, here are a few situations where it's quite effective. (206)

August 12, 2023

Working on legacy code

A few suggestions on how to approach making changes to code that has not been touched in a while and where institutional knowledge might be gone. (730)

August 03, 2023

Paying for content after you've consumed it

Platforms like Patreon helped content creators switch to full-time. But they bill periodically. Might it be better for content creators if they were paid after the content was consumed? (480)

August 02, 2023

Github Copilot suggesting links

A look at links that GitHub Copilot suggests. (386)

August 01, 2023

Remote job sites need a "Timezone overlap" filter

There are lots of fully remote jobs, but most require at least some timezone overlap. (202)

July 31, 2023

Don't thank Chat GPT

Not only is there no need to thank Chat GPT but it takes tokens for it to get rid of your thanks. (49)

July 05, 2023

Food Market Hub and Supplybunny Announce Partnership to Empower F&B Businesses

We are excited to announce an official partnership between www.foodmarkethub.com and www.supplybunny.com, two leading platforms in the food procurement industry. (0)

March 26, 2023

User-Agent: ChatGPT Disallow: *

ChatGPT et. al. are bots and as such should obey `robots.txt`. (29)

March 14, 2023

Don't be clever, be clear

Using plain language, in writing and product, makes it easier to parse, understand and use. (454)

March 12, 2023

Poll: How anxious are you before an interview?

I posted a poll on HackerNews asking that question. Some interesting responses. (264)

February 28, 2023

Reason 44141 for net neutrality: ISP hijacking DNS unresolved pages

And serving ads instead. (39)

February 28, 2023

Some basic interviewing tips

Never having interviewed in my life, I learnt a few things when looking for a new job last year. (318)

February 18, 2023

Users are prudent

Believing the misconception that a customer has decided not to use your product because they're lazy is only hurting you. (245)

February 13, 2023

MIT NO-AI license

MIT license that excludes use as sample data for machine learning (417)

February 05, 2023

NoCode doesn't abstract code away enough

For NoCode solutions to be effective, coding concepts need to be entirely removed. (473)

January 22, 2023

Software that abstracts away a skill

Removing the need to know the underlying concepts and making familiarity with the software a desirable skill in itself (579)

January 01, 2023

A review of the blog in 2022

Looking back at one year of more "serious" blogging (585)


October 15, 2022

Editing the source markdown of a generated static site in the browser

from generated html pages in Chrome using the File System Access API (1361)

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