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How To Not Burnout As A Programmer
How To Not Burnout As A Programmer

Programmer burnout is a common occurrence in this day and age. And probably back in the day too. It's hard to imagine that people like Alan Turing didn't go through some kind of burnout in their lives. But burnout in general with any job is possible. Just recently Elon Musk shared a few tweets that painted the picture that many entrepreneurs and in his case engineers face at some point in their lives that not many people will openly discuss. So good for you Elon.

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I Used A Standing Desk For 6 Months
I Used A Standing Desk For 6 Months

Like many office workers, I had a long history of being a paper weight for office chairs. And I've tried all the chairs in life, believe me. Regular office chairs, extra large "I feel like I'm 5 again" office chairs and the pricier chairs that are supposed to miraculously cure my back. And after 10 years, my back just got worse and worse, and my posture got more abstract and artistic, much like a 19th century art piece.

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How To Be A Healthy Programmer In 2017
How To Be A Healthy Programmer In 2017

This is the year that you shed a few pounds, quit that stressful job or take that long awaited vacation in some remote island where your body can heal for a few weeks. Or go for a walk. Those are good too. Or all of the above if you so wish. But if you're a programmer, this is probably going to be harder than it should be. Not because programming is particularly grueling or stressful. But because of how we've come to mold a programmer's work environment in this day and age. Many a time this involves small cramped spaces with little to no sunlight and a plethora of snacks overflowing from a makeshift kitchen. But it doesn't have to be.

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Why Programming Can Take A Toll On Your Health
Why Programming Can Take A Toll On Your Health

If you look at the top 10 healthiest jobs in the world, being a software developer won't be in the top 100. For obvious reasons. Mainly, that you sit for 8-18 hours a day. And it doesn't matter whether or not you're in one of those fancy smashncy $400 office chairs either. Sitting is sitting. Muscles atrophy, shoulders slump, your neck tilts forward and your brain kinda just sits there waiting for some cool stuff to happen all day, but it never does. And when you think it's about to, yeah, it never does.

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One Week With The Microsoft Band
One Week With The Microsoft Band

The multi-platform Microsoft Band came out about a week ago in limited quantities and only in the US for now and irregardless of funds, I decided to pick it up. Microsoft's first attempt into the fitness tracking / smartwatch world was not going to be missed by me. The fitness tracker / smartwatch hosts a slew of sensors that measure you're every move throughout your day from sleep to workout and everything in between really. The Band features smartwatch like notifications from your phone, and if you have a Windows Phone you get voice control features as well with Cortana. You can check out my unboxing and first impressions here.

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creating your own it crowd
creating your own it crowd

“Have you tried turning it off and on again?” Thus goes the punchline of one of Britain’s most entertaining and often surreal sitcoms of the 21st century, The IT Crowd. But while the zany antics of Moss, Roy and Jen may belong squarely in the realm of fiction (and rarely have much, if anything at all to do with IT) they do capture what it’s like to work in IT support in broad terms every now and then. There’s a whole lot more to IT support than asking people if they’ve tried rebooting their thin client (although you will likely do it at least once). If you have entrepreneurial ambitions you may come straight out the gate wanting to start your own IT crowd, delivering bespoke IT and communications systems to small businesses and making the world a better place one query at a time.

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3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 ways to start a freelance career with programming
3 Ways To Start A Freelance Career With Programming

Want to make money with your programming skills but don’t want to work for someone else? There are many ways in which you can go freelance as a programmer and be your own boss. Here are just three options to consider.

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minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
minigame: adding interactivity to a new website
Minigame: Adding Interactivity To A New Website

Being able to keep your users hooked on your site for as long as possible is very important in modern business. The more they shop around your website, the more likely they will be to spend money, but achieve this goal can feel impossible. One of the best ways to do it is through interactivity. By providing a user with a game to play on your website, you will keep their attention for a long time. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the process of building your own web-based game.

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tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic
Tips On Making Your Work Set-Up More Ergonomic

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will have heard about the term ‘ergonomics’ in regards to our work and office set-ups. This is all about designing a workspace so that it suits you and the tasks you are carrying out, benefiting your health in the process. With that being said, read on to discover some useful tips on making your work set-up more ergonomic.

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the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru
the art of becoming a self-taught financial guru

If there is one thing that is worth understanding in more detail which is going to help you out in a big way in the future, it is finances. Unfortunately, many people simply don’t put in the required amount of effort to understand issues like investing, debt, savings etc.

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break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
break a leg: how to get started in the healthcare sector
Break A Leg: How To Get Started In The Healthcare Sector

Year after year, thousands of students graduate medical school one goal: become a doctor. Grad school is one element of the role, and the rest is yet to come. Are you ready for blood, guts and tears? You better be or else your career is going to circle the drain quite quickly.

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Walter Guevara
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Walter G. is a software engineer with over 10 years of professional experience. When he isn't blogging or being a CTO he enjoys coding randomly complex things that he hopes many people will get a chance to use one day.
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