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There’s something to be said for coding at night. Programmers have long had a reputation for being up at all hours, working until exhaustion with the aid of caffeinated beverages. In my opinion, there’s merit to this stereotype. Really good coding requires immersive concentration, which can be hard to come by during the distracting daytime. […]

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Now that the Open Journal Matcher is more or less complete and shared with the world, I feel like it’s time for a new beginning. I like this part of my job: occasionally I arrive at a point where I get to reset and consider what’s next. I’m going to take a different approach. In […]

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The (much needed) back burner

Some technology projects really test my patience and stamina. Either they’re too advanced for me, or they use badly-documented technology that’s hard to work with. There is sometimes an upside to this frustration: it’s good for me to try things that are difficult or at the limits of my skill set. But it’s also nice […]

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Feast or famine

Quite recently, I was feeling disappointed that I didn’t have any library coding projects to work on. I felt I was failing at my goal of bringing more code into my academic librarianship. But things change quickly. I’m not sure what happened, but over the course of last week, five(!) new programming projects landed on […]

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