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Downsides of reading e-books

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I’ve been wanting to write a post about downsides of reading e-books on my Kindle for a long time. For me there isn’t almost any. But recently I have found a big one. I don’t miss holding physical book in my hands and how much space they take if you own couple of them. I don’t miss smell of it (my sense of smell is poor anyway). But I do miss the the ability to see...

First impressions of ASUS X540UV

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Yesterday a new laptop arrived at home. It’s a budget one and I spotted a pretty good deal with 90 € off. I’ve decided for a purchase because the previous has been acting funny recently with on and off weird issues with display. It still works and does the job but with external monitor pluged-in. So it has became a stationary one which defeats the purpose of laptops. The first think I...

On MobX Redux dilemma

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In my experiences using MobX as a state management library produces less code and lets you get things done quicker (two-folded knife!) but with Redux you get a lot of stuff for free – most notable is scalable approach to architecture and maintenance of web applications. I personally prefer Redux also because it’s functional like React which puts a lot of emphasize on functional...

Wolf Children review

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Japanese Wolf Children from 2012 may seem like a cartoon but this two-hour long animated movie deals with pretty adult themes. It centers around mother who raises her two children in a remote house under the mountain and in the absence of their father. She’s doing everything in her power to learn new things and how to provide for her children despite their secrets which can make their life...

New React Context API

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I like new react API for creating and using context. It feels right. One thing I immediately tried to do was creating a helper which simplifies consuming multiple contexts. Because they create context hell. When you component uses more than one context and because of a children as a function pattern (which is basically the same as render props pattern where component’s children function is...

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