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What's benevolent(self)?

Benevolent Bytes is a place for learning about the nitty-gritty of software development. It's about sharing knowledge, tools and techniques. But what about the stuff in-between? That's where benevolent(self) comes in, it's a newsletter and blog on substack for helping guide you through being a happier, more productive and well-rounded software engineer.

My aim is to help you manage your mental state. This will boost your  productivity and forge resilience. The ultimate goal is to continue  doing what you love, hacking, designing, scheming and creating without  getting burnt-out.

If you'd like to get started then dive in!

What is this all about?
Why I’m starting benevolent(self) on substack
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Have you been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? I have been, it's a great escape from the stress of the outside world.

Achieving zen: one bug, fish or fossil at a time
Therapy through gaming and staying sane during lockdown
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Your physical health is an important asset that's often overlooked. Pay attention to ergonomics, taking breaks and checking in with your body.

Ergonomics for engineers
Why proper posture is important
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That's all for now, if you'd like to keep up to date then signup now to benevolent(self) for some less technical but very valuable tips, tricks and tools.

Seth Corker

A Fullstack Software Engineer working with React and Django. My main focus is JavaScript specialising in frontend UI with React. I like to explore different frameworks and technologies in my spare time. Learning languages (programming and real life) is a blast.