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Never too old to make dumb mistakes

I got my first computer when I was 13 years old.

I’ve been programming for about 22 years and I’ve been paid to program for about 13 years now.

I’m an AWS certified Solutions Architect (Associate).

I co-founded a startup and designed and developed the technical solution for six years.

I’m currently a senior tech lead.

I’m also a giant muppet.

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Yesterday, I accidentally pushed an access token for an internal service to a public repository. I did this even though it shouldn’t have been in the example ENV file. Thankfully it was automatically detected and the token was deleted, but things turned hairy for a little while.

Just goes to show that you’re never too old to make dumb mistakes. Remember kids, there are no shortcuts to good software practices.

Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash

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