“Curiosity killed the cat, but he had nine lives.” — @xmd404

Morpheus & Neo’s “Red Pill vs Blue Pill” Scene — The Matrix
Morpheus & Neo’s “Red Pill vs Blue Pill” Scene — The Matrix
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“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill — the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill — you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.” — Morpheus, The Matrix

In December of 2015, I decided to leave my job and pursue a career in full stack web development. I burned my fair share of bridges and pissed off a lot of people. …

A short essay written for the Greater Sum Software Apprenticeship.

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I’ve always been a builder, creator, tinkerer. From legos and computers to companies and software, I’ve just about built and destroyed them all. But in dealing with physical products come limitations which can (and do) hamper the fun, often making our ideas unrealistic to manifest.

Software knows no such bounds, and where they do exist, are an order of magnitude smaller. In a world where processing power is cheaper than clean water, and knowledge is virtually free, the only limits we are truly bound by are our imaginations and Father Time.

This makes for a sandbox unlike any I have encountered, where we can literally build anything. I am basically a 24 year old — 4 year old, and the child in me has never been happier. …


Xavier Marcus Duncan

💥 breaking things.

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