Get rich slow with tech

I read a blog post from Jenny Wong* on how she’s turning around her finances.

Then I wrote a reply, but it got a bit long, so I decided to turn it into a blog post here instead:

Nice read Jenny Wong!

I like your blog post about turning around your finances.

It reminds me of the book ‘The Barefoot Investor‘ that my brother in Australia recommended to me. ‘The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guilde You’ll Ever Need‘ is a bestselling book sensation in Australia apparently.

The author reminds me a bit of the UK’s ‘Money Saving Expert‘ who pops up on ITV morning telly from time to time. (And was the boss of a woman I speed-dated once‡.) Except the Barefoot Investor is more likely to tell you your account pays ‘two parts of bugger-all’ (page 17).

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Choosing a software project

After a busy summer buying my first flat, (flat [noun] – a London flat is like a US apartment, but smaller, and more expensive) and frantically developing websites and apps for a failing (now failed) technology start-up company, I was made redundant.

I suddenly had some free time to work on my own software project, buy some furniture, blog, and stop living like some cross between Mark Zuckerberg and Renton from Trainspotting.

But what software project should I make?

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If you were to start React all over again what would you do? [NSFW]

TLDR; If you are looking for a quick list of things to do, to start with React, go to the end of this blog post.

React is a technology created by Facebook for building websites (and for building apps using React Native.)

If you don’t know what that sentence means, probably stop reading now.

This post is going to get technical. I’m aiming this blog post at Alvin. A software tester, wannabie junior software developer, who has studied the basics of coding including HTML, CSS and Javascript. If that doesn’t sound like you, go do something more important, like having lunch or caring for the people around you.

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