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Ben Barden

Use Makefiles to quickly run common commands

A tip I picked up from work is the use of a Makefile to set up short aliases for commands you run often, but that are a pain to type, or you can’t remember. I find this particularly useful as I code fairly intermittently these days, so it’s easy to forget the exact syntax of certain commands. A good example… Read More

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New album now online: Singularity

Last month I posted about FAWM 2018, which I was hoping to use as the basis for a new album. It went well – I wrote 14 tracks. Following a bit of editing and reordering, I’ve put these online as my 11th album: “Singularity“. The album name relates to the one-word titles I’ve chosen for every track. Not… Read More

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FAWM 2018: a good excuse to write new music

Last year, I wrote 16 tracks as part of FAWM, an annual songwriting challenge where the goal is to write 14 tracks in 28 days. This year, I’m a couple of days late posting my first tracks (compared to last year, anyway), but I’ve made a start. Here’s my FAWM profile with links to the new tracks. I… Read More

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On becoming a Scrum Master

I got my first job in tech back in December 1998. In my career so far, I’ve worked in pure coding roles, I’ve worked as a tester, and I’ve had a couple of more varied roles. A few years back, I was working long hours for an extended period of time, and I completely burned out. While I continued coding… Read More

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