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Lessons

Being Right vs. Being Kind

As a young kid, I cared a lot about being right. I do not know if it was due to my interest in subjects that had one right answer, like Mathematics or Computer Science. Perhaps it was due to something else. Whatever the reason, I cared about getting things right. I also cared about making sure the other person had the “correct” opinion/understanding/fact.

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Remote

Avoiding burnout while working remotely

I recently wrote an article about working remotely, which seemed to resonate with some of y’all. I thought to follow it up with something crucial when working remotely – avoiding burnout.

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Remote

On Working Remote

I have been working remotely for over a year now. I am completing one year at rtCamp soon and before that, I was doing some consulting remotely. During this period, I thought about how I could make remote-work work, and this meant I read some articles and books from people much smarter than I am.

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Lessons

2019: Year In Review

Beginning of last year, I wrote about what happened in my life during 2018. I thought why not follow it up with what happened in 2019. I think it’s good to look back and reflect on what the year brought to you, in terms of life and work and do a review of it.

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Events Personal WordPress

Speaking remotely at WordCamp US 2019

This post first appeared on rtCamp.com.

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React

React Context 101

Thought of putting out something short as a way to practice my writing. I wrote this without research or much planning, but I hope it will help someone out there.

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React

Why you should render React on the server side

I wrote this post for LogRocket Blog, which was published on May 20, 2019.

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WordPress

Thinking in WordPress

WordPress is a handy blogging tool, a useful Content Management System or a capable web application framework. Whatever way you look at it, WordPress helps you solve problems in creative ways. In this article, I want to talk about how I approach projects and my methodology for problem-solving with WordPress. This is not an exhaustive list and one article wouldn’t do justice to the vastness of WordPress. I will try to add whatever pointers stand out among the decisions you would probably have to take.

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Gatsby

Gatsby and WordPress – best friends or foes?

I see many WordPress users making a switch away from WordPress to Gatsby. However, I think the two technologies are a good match. Let’s find out!

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React

Using React Context API with Gatsby

You often feel the unsettling flash of a bright phone screen while relaxing in a dimly lit room. This is alleviated by introducing a “dark mode” which switches background and foreground colors to reduce eye strain. I decided to add this to my boutique web agency Laccadive IO’s new Gatsby-based site.