In an effort to explore the talent in our community, Devanooga is doing a “How I Work” series of articles akin to the series Lifehacker produced in the 2010s. If you would like to be a part of the series, submit a PR with the questions answered or contact one of our moderators.
James M Anderson
Software Nerd; Aspiring Bum
Current daily computer
Work: HP Probook. Personal: Thinkpad T470S
Current mobile device
Iphone something or other
One word that best describes how I work:
What apps, software, and/or tools can’t you live without?
VS code, git
What is your best time-saving shortcut?
If you put it off long enough, it’s either important enough that somebody else will take care of it or unimportant enough that it didn’t matter that it didn’t get done at all.
What is your workspace setup like?
Big screen, docking station, and stuff piled up, like, everywhere
Favorite or must-have gear in your workspace?
Wireless headset, mini fridge, my dogs
What do you listen to while you work?
High tempo techno, gangsta rap, old country, and everything in between
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Your brilliance will only take you so far
What is some advice you would give to yourself earlier in your career?
It’s ok to stop working at the end of the work day
Anything else you would like to add?
An order of fries and a large coke.