Air fryers are great. Pizza is great. The combination seems obvious. Pizza needs dry heat, and an air fryer can provide it.

As a starting point, I used this crust recipe:

How to Make Perfect Pizza | Gennaro Contaldo

With the dough shaped and toppings applied, it was time to…


If you get out into the woods with Git, there’s usually a way to get back. Here are a few command-line tricks to help you back to the trail.

Authentication

The first time you use Git on the command line, it might ask you to complete authentication in your browser:

$…


Maybe you love writing as much as you love coding. Maybe you hate writing. Maybe you don’t think you’re good at it. Maybe you don’t think about it at all.

You still need to be involved with documenting your apps and APIs.

You’d never say “I’m sticking to Python, I…


Here’s how it went.

A photo of a big rig speeding down the highway at night.

I’ve been working with Markdown and Git for a while now, sharing my knowledge by giving talks and posting articles on Medium. I decided to put some Markdown recipes together in a book — and in that case, why not put my money where my mouth is and write the…


One thing I can’t help doing from time to time is making a giant vat of tomato sauce which I then eat with pasta. I can’t call it “marinara” or “bolognese” or any other authentic Italian word because it’s not an authentic Italian recipe — but I think an Italian…


Everything we believe is connected to other things we believe in complicated ways. Sometimes we deceive ourselves, out of necessity, to hold on to an important belief. …


Everybody knows that remote workers are happier and more productive — but working from home just might also be an important driver for inclusive, diverse companies. …


A couple jobs ago, I had a boss named Dave. He was always on the lookout, as he put it, for “What’s gonna kill me next?” At this tough startup, there were lots of things to watch out for. …


A photo of a clock, a computer, and a pencil.

If you know, you know. But if you don’t know how long a project will take — and someone important is asking you — then you have to figure it out. And if you don’t have enough information to provide a strong estimate, what do you do?

You make a…


Product managers don’t want to mess with complicated toolchains; they want to get work done in a lightweight tool and share it easily. On the other hand, engineers need source control to ensure that their code and internal documents can be trusted. …

Peter Conrad

Peter Conrad is a writer and artist with a penchant for grammar and a knack for the technical. See his latest at patreon.com/stymied or vidriocafe.com

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