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Hello, I’m Avand.
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<h1>The Greatest Hits</h1>
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<div class="meta">Jun 2016</div>
<a href="https://medium.com/@avand/one-mans-search-for-the-perfect-job-90caad5d5b9f#.7ymm4tyl6" class="ubuntu-500">
One man’s search for the perfect job
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As we wrapped up Sunday night dinner at my apartment, my neighbor remembered, “hey, it’s Pi Day tomorrow, we should head down to Pi Bar for a few slices to celebrate…
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<div class="meta">May 2016</div>
<a href="https://medium.com/@avand/your-bookshelf-where-books-go-to-die-caa361163656#.1lvkam2nf" class="ubuntu-500">
Your bookshelf, where books go to die
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I admire bookshelves stocked with books. They’re so inspiring. I stand in awe of this literal wall of knowledge. “Imagine if I knew all the information stored in all…
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<div class="meta">May 2016</div>
<a href="https://medium.com/hover-state/nobody-cares-about-your-software-updates-7867a798faee#.xtcbewz2r" class="ubuntu-500">
Nobody cares about your software updates
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Look, I get it. You practice agile development, iterate weekly, run tests automatically, and deploy continuously. You pride yourself on shipping changes quickly and how could…
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<div class="meta">May 2016</div>
<a href="https://medium.com/@avand/thirty-4a007b1e9332#.mcimws8ul" class="ubuntu-500">
Thirty
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Ever since I was 15, I wanted to be 30. Nobody listens to you when you’re a kid. You have no means and no experience so you’re doing everything for the first time. And unless…
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<div class="meta">Apr 2016</div>
<a href="https://medium.com/hover-state/hypothesis-driven-development-bb6aa77e1677#.ms7yb5eza" class="ubuntu-500">
Hypothesis-driven development
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I’ll bet that you can’t explain why you’re working on whatever it is you’re working on right now. Scary, right? Because we know that the why of what we’re doing is perhaps…
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<div class="meta">Nov 2013</div>
<a href="2013/11/20/momentum.html" class="ubuntu-500">
Momentum
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Startups move fast. They’re young, loud, and disruptive – a room full of excited twenty-somethings willing to burn the midnight oil to get a release out the door. Startups are enticing…
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<div class="meta">Nov 2012</div>
<a href="2012/11/29/play-strength-a-rdio-feature-concept.html" class="ubuntu-500">
Play Strength, a Rdio Feature Concept
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Music can make or break a party. And picking good music to play is hard. I think it should be easy. Here, I take a closer look at creating a great setlist with Rdio. I start with…
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<div class="meta">Feb 2010</div>
<a href="2010/02/17/schools-out-forever.html" class="ubuntu-500">
School’s Out Forever
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Growing up, I was told that the most important ingredient for my future was an education. Do your homework, study hard and the road ahead will lead to a…
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Follow along on <a href="https://medium.com/@avand">Medium</a> or
read more from the <a href="blog.html">archives</a>.
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