Boyleing Point

Psychotic ramblings about technology

Experimenting with OLAD (One lift a day)

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New lifters often place far too much importance on choosing the right program. Stronglifts or Starting Strength? 5/3/1 or PHUL? In reality, the right program is the one that gets you in the gym consistently. For 9 months (minus a couple for a patellar dislocation) I haven't been running a program, instead I get to the gym in the morning and decide on my core lift. The chosen exercise depends on a few factors like, how much energy I have, how my joints feel, how INTENSE I'm feeling...

Mac Miller - Circles

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One of the unfortunate realities of life is that people die. The music industry, eager to exploit, will often take this opportunity to cash in. They'll bastardise the hard work of productive musicians and release posthumous albums, and countless remixes of classic songs from various artists. Look no further than the discography of Notorious B.I.G, 2pac, Big L, or more recently, XXXTENTACION. The latest project from X's estate was an album released in late 2019. Out of 25 tracks, 17 tracks had featured artists for a total of 21 guest verses.

Some of my favourite albums of the 2010s

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Github Actions for web apps

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Arguably, the key feature that made Gitlab a market leading platform was their decision to build the platform as an end-to-end application delivery service including version control, CI, Infrastructure, community engagement, and so on. The simplicity that comes with this centralisation made Gitlab really stand out when compared to the Atlassian suite of Bitbucket, Jira, Bamboo. Even more when compared to Github at the time, since their market offering pretty much started and ended at git (with some other things like gh-pages, marketplace, etc).

Top albums of 2019

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Software I actually believe in

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I do a lot of complaining about privacy and annoying products, but there are some that I believe really do a good job. These are some companies whose products and missions are appealing enough I'd want to work there.