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· 4 min read

While ordering parts for my new energy efficient server, I ended up buying a second hand I7 9700K processor.

When the piece had arrived, I was surprised to see a chunk of dirt that was burnt in, seemingly connecting some contact points together. I was worried that this would cause a short circuit and damage the CPU.

· 12 min read

For some developers choosing the right stack for an application may seem like a trivial task; simply follow best practices and choose the most modern well-supported tools out there.

While this approach will usually lead to a successful outcome, I've found that spending just enough time up-front has led me to create working products much faster and with less effort.