Goodbye Apple Watch…for now

Goodbye Apple Watch…for now

I’m giving up on my Apple Watch (first generation) and trading it in for a Fitbit Alta HR, arriving next week.  I bought the Apple Watch shortly after the 2nd generation was announced because my local Best Buy had it on sale for less than $200. While Apple has packed a significant amount of functionally into the design of the Apple Watch, for me it only served a couple of purposes: Telling time (obviously) Notifications (iMessage) Occasionally I would use…

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HackerRank & CodeWars

HackerRank & CodeWars

If you aren’t familiar with HackerRank & CodeWars, they are sites that enable software developers to test their ability to solve algorithm-type problems by providing a platform to create “problems”, sample inputs & expected outputs.  Type in your code, press the submit button and it will test your code against a battery of test cases.  This can be fun – it’s rare that a software engineer has to solve these types of problems in the real world.  The problem with…

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