Say Goodbye to Writer’s Block

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I don’t know what has come over me this week, but I have been writing like a madman. As a result, there are now probably close to ten articles in the pipeline. That means more content for you. Say goodbye to writer’s block!

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Challenging the Status Quo

If you don’t know by now, I’m going through a bit of a quarter-life crisis. I’m just not a fan of where I’ve ended up in my career, and I’ve been pretty down about it for about six months or so. As a result, I’ve slowly been taking some actions to course correct for the better.

During this soul searching period, I’ve gone through various phases: depression, ambition, excitement, etc. However, the future is still so very uncertain. With this uncertainty, I find myself doing a lot of reflection which tends to result in some pretty solid article content.

With that being said, I know I’m opening myself to a lot of criticism, so I don’t plan to reveal any details about my journey just yet. That said, I will reveal I’ve been working on a thirteen part series that is a tribute to a lot of my frustrations over the past year—say goodbye to writer’s block. In addition, I have a whole host of other articles coming out about this transition and how you can make your own change as well.

If you want to know more details, you’ll have to reach out for the time being. I won’t be able to publish anything until at least December as I can’t afford to lose my job.

Song of the Week

Again, the choice was easy this week. One of my favorite bands, The Wonder Years, released an acoustic album of a bunch of their old songs, and I’m absolutely addicted. I’m a sucker for vocal harmonies and horns. What can I say?

The Wonder Years: Burst & Decay

If you follow the link in the image, it’ll take you over to Amazon where you can listen to “You in January.” It’s probably my favorite song on the whole record, so check it out.

General Site Updates

Guess what! We’ve got a new post, and your regular stream of plugin updates.

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Coming Soon to The Renegade Coder!

As stated in the opening, there are tons of blogs coming your way. I plan on pacing them though, so we don’t go through any more dry periods when I get burnt out.

Look out this week. I think I am going to do a big reveal on some of my career plans.

The Legacy Newsletter (56 Articles)—Series Navigation

For a long time, I used to try to write a custom newsletter every week which eventually became every month. If you’re interested in browsing those old posts just to see how this site came to be, I’ve created a small series for you. Check it out!

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Jeremy Grifski

Jeremy grew up in a small town where he enjoyed playing soccer and video games, practicing taekwondo, and trading Pokémon cards. Once out of the nest, he pursued a Bachelors in Computer Engineering with a minor in Game Design. After college, he spent about two years writing software for a major engineering company. Then, he earned a master's in Computer Science and Engineering. Today, he pursues a PhD in Engineering Education in order to ultimately land a teaching gig. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife, playing Overwatch and Phantasy Star Online 2, practicing trombone, watching Penguins hockey, and traveling the world.

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