“Please don’t tell your classmates that they can ask the tooth fairy for a magic wand” is a sentence I never thought I’d say.

I was asked to refactor a half-finished feature today, and it was the most fun I've had writing code in ages. I spent the afternoon ripping out, simplifying, and deleting a bunch of stuff. And I wrote some pretty good code to replace what was there. Felt good.

Bottom line: if a plucky startup advertises on one of your favorite tech podcasts, DON'T BUY IT unless you want your privacy compromised sometime in the next five years.