Thanks for the comment! I’m sure Chromebooks are nice devices but hosted development tools are not practical for folks who do not have a regular internet connection always so it’s not something I would recommend for a primary development machine
I prefer brand new always, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a refurbished product if that’s what fits your budget. Apple even has a dedicated page where you can browse their refurbished Mac offerings You might want to check that out.
This is amazing stuff, many of the experiences you’ve had apply to me. Even today, I’ve spent way more time than necessary on my phone and I find it difficult to concentrate on even the smallest tasks.
It’s a good thing that you’ve raised awareness about this serious problem, it’s given me a lot to think about.
Great story, thanks for sharing this! I’m also looking to contribute to my first open source project but I’ve been procrastinating due to some of the reasons you mentioned.
I think it’s important you were able to overcome your fears and take the plunge, and now it’s time for me to do the same.
Keep up the good work.