J. R. Swab


How To Get a Programming Job Without Experience

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How to Get A Programming Job without Experience

... or even having to study algorithms.

(Proof Below: How I Landed a Programming Job Without studying algorithms)

You're in for a surprise.

Because, you don't need...

Computer Science degrees, coding boot camps, memorizing algorithms, and bi...

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How To Mine Wownero: Junkie Jeff Hard Fork

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Last Update: July 12, 2021

How to Mine Directly With Wownerod

  1. Download the latest version of wownero to your mining computer.
  2. Extract the download
  3. Change to the new directory
  4. Run wownerod --start-mining {YOUR-ADDRESS} --spendkey {SECRET-SPENDKEY} --mining-threads {NUMBER}
  5. When the b...

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How to Get Keyboard Key Names on Linux

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Having the name to a certain key on your keyboard comes in handy.

This is especially true for anyone using a tiling window manager.

Since they often use keyboard shortcuts to execute actions.

It may be obvious that the name for the "a" key on your keyboard is "a". But what about "left shift" o...

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Virtues Of An Effective Programmer

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The Virtues Of An Effective Programmer

  1. Be Lazy in an industrious way.
  2. Be Impatient in a very patient way.
  3. Be Huberistic in a very humble way.

It is said that Hobbits would make great programmers:

  1. Persistence - Stubbornness to keep slogging through when the going gets rough,
  2. Sm...

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Why Algorithms Are Actually Sabotaging You

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A vast majority of mentees I work with have this mentality.

They think they need to be able to whip out a sort algorithm from the back of their brain in an interview.

This is a complete waste of their time...

It's not their fault though... because this idea has been push out from the biggest...

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How To Safelist An Email Address

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Safelist is a term used by many email lists.

It's when you (the reciever of the email) tell your email serivce that you trust and email address.

The reason why we want to do this is to make sure the emails we want to see reach our inbox.

And not get tossed into the trash or spam folders.



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How To Get Your First Programming Job

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Most coding programs are great at getting people started coding, but leave the new programmer without the path to actually getting their first job.

Here's a great approach to having recruiters come to you and have the best chance at getting interviews.

First, only focus on what you can prove you...

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Here’s Eric Raymond’s Secret to Be a Better Coder

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"Computer science education cannot make anybody an expert programmer any more than studying brushes and pigment can make somebody an expert painter." Eric Raymond

Who is Eric Raymond?

He is an American software developer, open-source software advocate, and author of the 1997 essay and 1999 b...

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Top 10 Keys To Being A Superior Programmer

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Over the years of making content online in one form or another I've come across many questions by people that are just starting out on their coding journey.

Here is a list of the ten things I wish I knew from day one.

Don't learn a language

In the start of your programming journey it is good t...

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Create A Quick and Easy Caesar Cipher

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... a Caesar cipher ... is one of the simplest and most widely known encryption techniques. It is a type of substitution cipher in which each letter in the plaintext is replaced by a letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet. For example, with a left shift of 3, D would be replaced b...

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