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Assorted thoughts on agility, tech, and existing in this world

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  1. coaching
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    2022-06-23

    Steven Waterman

    Kind and True

    The world is full of thoughts that are both kind and true, but don't need saying. What would happen if we said them anyway?
  2. coaching
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    2022-06-13

    Steven Waterman

    A New Trajectory

    I used to be a developer, and now I'm a Technical Coach. Let's discuss what it means, and how I got here.
  3. coaching
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    2022-06-12

    Steven Waterman

    Opening Up About Burnout

    Last year, I suffered from some pretty severe burnout. It's time we started talking about this stuff.
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    2022-04-08

    Steven Waterman

    We Need to Talk (if you want)

    I've always been open to chat with people, but now it's official. You can book a slot in my diary to chat about anything.
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    2022-04-04

    Steven Waterman

    You can learn to Speak Confidently

    Do the words 'public speaking' strike fear into your heart? I used to be the same. Used to.
  6. technical
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    2022-02-28

    Steven Waterman

    5 things you don't need Javascript for

    Javascript can do a lot, but it's really over-used. Here's my top 5 things you don't need Javascript for.
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    2022-02-16

    Steven Waterman

    Database sync like magic, with Svelte + Firestore

    Svelte and Firestore are a match made in heaven, making it easy to sync data between the browser and the database.
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    2022-01-04

    Steven Waterman

    Lexoral is open-source so you can punish us

    Anyone can read the code for Lexoral and use it in their own projects. That means you can punish us.
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    2020-10-09

    Steven Waterman

    Down the ergonomic keyboard rabbit hole

    Over the past few months I've had an ergonomic keyboard obsession.
  10. technical
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    2020-10-01

    Steven Waterman

    Better Redux Reducers with TypeScript Builders

    You can improve Redux Reducers by using the Builder pattern in TypeScript.
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    2020-09-16

    Steven Waterman

    TypeScript Builders: Improving your types one step at a time

    You can use the builder pattern to implement complex type constraints.
  12. technical
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    2020-07-24

    Steven Waterman

    Svelte and TypeScript - Together at last!

    Svelte is great, and now it's even better - it supports TypeScript.
  13. technical
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    2020-03-27

    Steven Waterman

    Optimise your Micro:Bit code with Chrome DevTools

    Some might say I pushed the Micro:Bit too far. This post is not for those people.
  14. technical
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    2020-03-10

    Steven Waterman

    How to Write a Ray Tracer Intuitively

    Ray tracing seems complicated at first, but together we can make it simple.
  15. technical
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    2020-03-03

    Steven Waterman

    3D Rendering on a Children's Toy

    The BBC Micro:Bit is designed to do a lot of things, but 3D rendering isn't one of them.
  16. technical
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    2020-02-24

    Steven Waterman

    GitHub is a free CI/CD/Hosting solution

    Introducing a free GitHub Actions workflow which builds your front-end and deploys it.
  17. media
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    2020-02-21

    Steven Waterman

    Stevie W and the Quest for 60 FPS

    I gave a tech talk about optimising my Svelte app from 1 to 60 FPS.
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    2020-02-17

    Steven Waterman

    Slow Code HATES him! From 1 to 60fps

    After hearing about Svelte, I set off on a journey of iterative performance improvement.
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    2020-02-10

    Steven Waterman

    Embrace your Obsessions!

    For the past 3 months, I have been a bit obsessed with Minesweeper. That's a good thing.
  20. technical
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    2020-01-29

    Steven Waterman

    Typescript Pick 'n' Mix

    In TypeScript, we can just Pick the good bits of an interface, so let's do that.
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    2020-01-17

    Steven Waterman

    How to solve Minesweeper in 3 minutes

    In my first ever tech talk, I explained how to algorithmically solve minesweeper
  22. technical
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    2020-01-16

    Steven Waterman

    Planning 56 sprints per second with SAT4J

    SAT solvers are surprisingly fast and probably under-used, but can they plan our sprints?
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    2020-01-13

    Steven Waterman

    Solving Minesweeper in Polynomial Time

    I gave a talk on solving minesweeper at NE:Tech. Things got weird!
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    2020-01-03

    Steven Waterman

    Rethinking the Java DTO

    Can we utilise static type-checking and integration with modern IDEs to write a better DTO?
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    2019-07-22

    Steven Waterman

    Introducing SharpShot

    SharpShot is an esoteric visual programming language, made for Durhack 2018