An effort to make my life a bit more easy

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This isn’t my terminal, it’s just a picture of it.

To be honest, this will not be impressive to a lot of developers out there. But for me it was an acomplishment and a moment of learning as a developer that consistently feels slow to catch up, not to mention often intimidated & needed a way to ease his own imposter syndrome. For now anyway.

Before I explain, let me show you my old work flow

The old but sort of simple way

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Since version 1.x I had decoupled with my backend. Why? Because AWS is far too expensive and this was far simpler, quick & easy.

Let’s break this down a bit on what’s going on here.

  1. Code a new feature or fix.
  2. When these changes are ready I’ll locally run ESLint. …

And making it look more appealing than a boring list of repositories

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Photo by Yancy Min on Unsplash

Did you know that if you create a Github repository with your username you can unlock a secret? Go on, give it a try! You’ll be pleasently surprised with this alert

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Notice the emphasis on special

So what can you do with this README.md you can put on your Github profile? Well, you can add a flashy image like Satvik Chachra using Typed.js.

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But, I prefer something much simpler and generally more reflective of my organizational skills as a developer. And I use Python almost daily. So i created my markup to look like a downloadable Python library.

The result

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My GitHub

https://www.github.com/benji011


Discord & Python 3.x programming

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Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash

Backstory

At the time of this writing, it has been 7 months since the COVID19 pandemic had taken over the world. Making it harder for me & my group of friends to meet with each other. And then one day, one of us decided to put us all together in a Discord channel so we can still hang out virtually.

Discord lets you install bots like Pancake to do other stuff like loading songs from YouTube & playing it on voice channel everyone listening.

And then one day I thought “why waste such an opportunity?” I immediately got to work. At first I came up with a concept of immortalizing one of our close friends, who we will call “Aki san”. …

About

Benjamin Lo

Full-Stack Engineer, at one time also officially labelled “Professional Badass”.

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