Blog

A collection of 25 posts

Book

Notes on Greg McKeown -Essentialism - The disciplined pursuit of less

I found this book on a list of books to read to improve your life and structure your life. It is a really good read and I would recommend…

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Interview

Lessons Learned from an awkward Technical Interview

I recently had a rather odd interview with a fintech company. The main goal was to figure out what my React skills are. It was a online live…

Newsletter

Edition 2

New Code and Chaos Articles Experimenting with ESBuild and TypeScript https://codeandchaos.com/blog/2020-02-22-Experimenting-With-EsBuild…

Blog

Experimenting with ESbuild

I am collecting a couple of helper functions into a library @codeandchaos/utility-belt. It is at the moment a library for my personal use…

Newsletter

Edition 1

Edition 1 Welcome to the Code and Chaos Newsletter. On regular intervals I will be sharing site updates, as well as interesting articles…

Blog

Notes on The Mythical Man Month

The mythical man month is a collection of essays about software engineering. Some articles cover topics that have barely changed over the…

VSCode

Code Metrics - A red flag for overly complex code

When you are writing code your main focus should be solving the problem at hand - creating code that works. However this is only a very…

VSCode

Snapshots with Polacode

Polacode makes beautiful images of your code. The snapshot will use your current vscode theme and fonts. You can get it from the VSCode…

Blog

Gayle McDowell - Cracking the Coding Interview

The book “Cracking the Coding Interview” helps you to survive the famous ‘technical interview’. Major tech companies like Google, Amazon etc…

Elementary

Things to do after installing Elementary OS 0.4.1 (Loki)

When you start out with elementary OS there are a couple of useful things that you should do to have a better experience working with your…

Blog

DEV281x: Introduction to ReactJS

I took a quick look at Microsoft Introduction to ReactJS, not to actually learn React, but to evaluate how good the materials are for a…

Blog

edX - Microsoft DEV275x Writing Professional Code

The course DEV275x Writing Professional Code is a very short introduction to best practices when it comes to writing code. As usual, this is…

Elementary

Elementary: Changing the Layout of the Window Controls

While Elementary focuses a lot on UI and is beautiful to use. It is totally mind-boggling that they decided to remove the minimize button…

Elementary

Elementary OS: Things to do after installing Elementary OS 0.4 (Loki)

When you start out with elementary OS there are a couple of useful things that you should do to have a better experience working with your…

Elementary

Elementary OS: Windows Apps with Play on Linux

One of the major issues when using Linux is that you would like to use Software that was written for Windows. Thankfully more and more new…

Elementary

Elementary OS: Loki

Elementary OS is a new Operating System that wants to be an alternative to Window or OSX. The team behind the project puts a high emphasis…

Blog

How to install Windows 10

Preparation You need a USB-Drive with a minimum 3GB free space. Installation Files Microsoft has released a download tool for Windows 1…

Blog

Free Computer Science courses

A new form of online learning is starting to emerge the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). Major ivy league universities created these…

Windows

Maximum Memory by Windows Services Configuration (BlackViper Settings)

There are a lot of tips and tricks on how to optimize your system memory. One of the main ways to get the most out of your system is to…

Blog

EdX: Introduction to Linux

I recently completed the course “Introduction to Linux” by the Linux Foundation on the edX platform. Instead of paying 2500USD for the…

Hardware

Lenovo Docking-Stations: Automatically Power on Laptop

You start your day out by putting your laptop onto your docking-station and then go get your morning coffee - just to come back and find…

Blog

Lenovo Adjust Keyboardmapping (Fn/Ctrl and PageUp/PageDown to Home/End)

Swap the Ctrl and Fn Key Lenovo has awkwardly placed the Fn key as the first key of the last row instead of the “Ctrl”- keys like most…

Hardware

Lenovo T430 - Reduce fan noise

For some reason on some T430 laptops, the fan is always on even if the CPU has a 0% load. If you are running Windows here are a few…

Windows

Windows: Password Recovery

Sometimes you run into the problem that someone has forgotten their password for their home PC. As a good friend you are going to help them…

Tech

Project Euler

Project Euler is a collection of challenging mathematical and computational problems. The first couple of problems are rather…