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Geoffrey Huntley
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Why I left Gitpod

So, why did I leave Gitpod? It's hard to pick a particular singular reason but that internal all-company letter which was sent weeks after a wonderful, yet extravagant offsite, really spooked me; like I have been homeless before and I'm sure as shit ain't going back there... venture-backed CEOs after

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Visual Studio Code is designed to fracture

A couple of moments ago, I finished reading the article by Rob O'Leary about the pervasive data collection done by Visual Studio Code. Now that I'm no longer an employee at Gitpod, I'm finally able to author a blog post freely about something that has been troubling me for quite

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/new convention: think of it as "dotfiles" but "for computers"

Earlier last year I added a /new page to my website at https://ghuntley.com/new/ as a productivity shortcut and partly out of necessity of doing software development from an iPad. Reflections on software development from anywhere on an iPadThe Macbook Pro M1 is the software development laptop of

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No other profession trivialises their profession to the degree of software

Software in 2022 is overwhelmingly built with little to no consequence and is made up of other components which are overwhelmingly developed by unpaid volunteers on an AS-IS basis that are being financially neglected. Systemically, I'm concerned that there is a lack of professional liability, rigorous industry best practices, and

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$ sudo rm -rf / === npm install

In what seems like a long time ago, in part because it is, I learned the catastrophic capabilities of this command the hard way and I'm sure folks my vintage have similar stories as it's essentially a right of passage in the sysadmin world. Back in 1996, I was 14

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Reflections on software development from anywhere on an iPad

The Macbook Pro M1 is the software development laptop of choice yet I love my iPad considerably more. I'm all in with my thin client for hipsters. Here’s what I’ve learned over the months and how my baremetal homelab in the sky is setup.

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COVIDSafe: Australia’s digital contact tracing failure

I'm here all by myself reading actual peer-reviewed publications from other countries where appropriate technology was rolled out to assist medical professionals whilst Australia remains in shambles.