Hey there fellow human!

My name is Curtis Blackwell 🐐. I write here about myself, my work, and my hobbies. I intend to focus on my growth and share some journaling excerpts I find interesting.

You can expect to find content related to high sensitivity, software development, people management, games, music, and thinking about things as systems/engines/I'm-not-great-at-articulating-this-yet. I'll bet a lot of it will be me processing what I learn from people who inspire me.


November 9, 2021

My Work, Distilled

I solve puzzles. That may look like observing people work and translating their frustrations into solvable problems. Or maybe designing a solution for someone else to encode in software. Or even...

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November 8, 2021

Old Home Page

My previous home page content feels a little dated, but I feel bad getting rid of it, so I'm keeping it around in the form of a blog post. Here it is. My name is...

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November 4, 2021

Generating random alphanumeric strings with Faker

Just wanted to share a quick little thing I learned you could do with Faker, a library I've been using for years in writing tests. Fuck context, show me the coolness. I'm writing tests for an API...

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October 30, 2021

Slow and Deliberate

In The Hatchet, the protagonist uses a makeshift spear to catch fish. First, he tries holding the spear above water and stabbing desperately at every fish he sees. He runs out of energy and is forced…

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