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Disconnecting from America

So I recently moved back to Melbourne from New York City. I remember thinking when I leased an apartment there that it was a painful experience, and one which all my friends had been through so I just sucked it up and did what I had to do. But leaving…

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Debugging SourceMaps

Or more precisely, debugging your debugging tools. I recently began fixing a number of errors on DigitalOcean's public website which stemmed from years of technical debt and poorly understood code. The short of which was that the JS minifier we were using was producing invalid Javascript due to syntax errors…

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On Joining a Startup

I've spent the last 6 years since I finished high school working for companies of less than 20 people. Nearly always as a consultant trying to bootstrap something else on the side. This year, after spending a few months travelling, and generally not doing a very good job on other…

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